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Criteria for Hypernatremia from Intentional Salt Poisoning

Purpose:

To determine if a child with hypernatremia may have been intentionally poisoned with salt.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

E87.0

Description:

One cause of hypernatremia in children is intentional administration as a form of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. The author is from St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds, England.

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