salt-losing crisis


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salt-losing crisis (syndrome)

 
vomiting, dehydration, hypotension, and sudden death due to very large sodium losses from the body (see salt wasting). It may be seen in abnormal losses of sodium into the urine (as in congenital adrenal hyperplasia, adrenocortical insufficiency, or one of the forms of salt-losing nephritis) or in large extrarenal sodium losses, usually from the gastrointestinal tract.

salt-losing crisis

Acute vomiting, dehydration, hypotension, and sudden death as a result of acute loss of sodium; may be caused by adrenal hyperplasia, salt-losing nephritis, or gastrointestinal disease.
See also: crisis

salt-losing crisis

vomiting, dehydration, hypotension and sudden death due to very large sodium losses from the body. It may be seen in abnormal losses of sodium into the urine (as in adrenocortical insufficiency or one of the forms of salt-losing nephritis) or in large extrarenal sodium losses, usually from the gastrointestinal tract.