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Postpartum seizure as a result of dilutional hyponatraemia during labour
Mr David Dâ€™Souza, MB, ChB (Birm), MRCOG,, Dr Oliver Meller-Herbert, BSc(Hons), MSc, MB ChB
Foundation Years Journal, volume 8, issue 7, p.62 (123Doc Education, London, July 2014)
Although the aetiology of postpartum seizures is diverse, dilutional hyponatraemia is an extremely rare occurrence not often considered by clinicians (1). We present such a case linked to possible excessive fluid intake during labour in an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy with no significant past medical history.
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Mr David Dâ€™Souza, MB, ChB (Birm), MRCOG,
Consultant and Honorary Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,
South Warwickshire Foundation Trust, Lakin Road, Warwick, CV34 5BW
Dr Oliver Meller-Herbert, BSc(Hons), MSc, MB ChB
Foundation Year 1 Doctor,
Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals
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