sick cell syndrome(redirected from cell sickness syndrome)
sick cell syndrome
a condition characterized by idiopathic hyponatremia in patients with either acute or chronic illness.
sick cell syndromeA condition characterised by redistribution of sodium between the intra- and extracellular compartments without changes in total body sodium, which occurs in up to 10% of critically ill patients and has been attributed to dysfunctional cell membrane integrity, variably accompanied by hyponatraemia.
Hypovolaemia, hypoxia, malnutrition, sepsis.