Postmortem diagnosis of hyponatremia: case report and literature review.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_5098E0652C4D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Postmortem diagnosis of hyponatremia: case report and literature review.
Périodique
International journal of legal medicine
Auteur(s)
Vanhaebost J., Palmiere C., Scarpelli M.P., Bou Abdallah F., Capron A., Schmit G.
ISSN
1437-1596 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0937-9827
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
132
Numéro
1
Pages
173-179
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Hyponatremia is defined as a plasma sodium concentration less than 135 or 130 mEq/L (or mmol/L) and may be responsible for life threatening symptoms that can be observed in a variety of medical conditions. Cases of fatal hyponatremia have been reported in both clinical and forensic literature in situations of water intoxication due to psychogenic polydipsia, amphetamine derivative drug intake, high-endurance exercise, iatrogenic causes, and exceptional cases of child abuse by forced water intoxication. Vitreous sodium levels have been determined to be relatively stable during the early postmortem period and similar to levels found in normal serum of living subjects. Nevertheless, there are relatively few cases of fatal hyponatremia described in literature that underwent exhaustive postmortem biochemical investigations. A case of fatal water intoxication in a psychiatric patient who underwent medicolegal investigations, including postmortem biochemistry, was chosen as a starting point to a literature review of deaths by hyponatremia that may be encountered in the forensic setting.

Mots-clé
Electrolyte imbalance, Hyponatremia, Postmortem biochemistry, Sodium, Vitreous humor
Pubmed
Web of science
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17/05/2017 11:35
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 17:09
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