Fatal persistent hyponatremia in an AIDS patient

Electrolyte disorders are frequently described in AIDS patients and can contribute to overall mortality in advanced disease. Hyponatremia is the most prevalent electrolyte abnormality occurring in 36% to 56% of patients hospitalized with AIDS. Many concomitant causes, including opportunistic infections, endocrine disorders and iatrogenic factors, need to be considered when investigating the etiopathogenesis of these disturbances, thus hindering early correct diagnosis and thereby delaying appropriate treatment for these patients.
Keywords: Hyponatremia; AIDS; SIADH.

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