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Beer or Cider Potomania

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

An alcoholic who drinks a large quantity of bee or hard cider in a short period is at risk of developing hyponatremia. Beer is hypo-osmolar and it may be difficult for the kidneys to excrete the excess free water (so be sure to eat those salty snacks).

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