sick cell syndrome

(redirected from sick cell hyponatraemia)

sick cell syndrome

A 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.
 
Aetiology
Hypovolaemia, hypoxia, malnutrition, sepsis.
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