Iatrogenic Severe Hypernatremia: A Case Report

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Hala H. Mosli


Lactulose is a common first-line therapy for acute and chronic hepatic encephalopathy, which is generally considered a safe medication and used liberally. This report aims to highlight an uncommon but serious side effect of using lactulose. A case study is presented of a severe and acute hypernatremia caused by lactulose therapy for acute hepatic encephalopathy precipitated by a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedure.

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Mosli, H. H. (2012). Iatrogenic Severe Hypernatremia: A Case Report. Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, 19(1), 129-134. https://doi.org/10.4197/Med.19-1.10
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Hala H. Mosli, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Medicine