Water intoxication secondary to feeding mismanagement. A preventable form of familial seizure disorder in infants

Am J Dis Child. 1981 Jan;135(1):38-41. doi: 10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130250026009.

Abstract

Water intoxication with seizures secondary to excessive fluid ingestion occurred in four apparently healthy infants in two families; we also review five previously reported cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Diseases in Twins
  • Drinking
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyponatremia / etiology
  • Infant
  • Infant Care*
  • Male
  • Seizures / etiology*
  • Seizures / genetics
  • Vasopressins / urine
  • Water Intoxication / complications*
  • Water Intoxication / genetics
  • Water Intoxication / urine

Substances

  • Vasopressins