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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2018 May;36(2):86-88. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.17340/jkna.2018.2.4
Kim MK , Lee SJ .
Department of Neurology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. sejinmayo@ynu.ac.kr
Abstract

Severe hyponatremia (serum sodium concentration <120 mEq/L) is a well-known etiology of acute symptomatic seizure. Severe hyponatremia may occur as a rare but clinically important adverse reaction of psychotrophic drugs. Among them, patients with psychogenic polydipsia have especially higher risk of severe hyponatremia. We present a schizophrenic patient with polydipsia who developed severe hyponatremia and symptomatic seizures while receiving olanzapine treatment.

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