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Iatrogenic Water Intoxication in A Persian Cat: A Case Report  

Fizzah Khan Lodhi
Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (38000), Punjab, Pakistan
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International Journal of Molecular Veterinary Research, 2018, Vol. 8, No. 2   doi: 10.5376/ijmvr.2018.08.0002
Received: 01 Dec., 2017    Accepted: 16 Dec., 2017    Published: 19 Jan., 2018
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Lodhi F.K., 2018, Iatrogenic water intoxication in a persian cat: a case report, 8(2): 4-8 (doi: 10.5376/ijmvr.2018.08.0002)


Iatrogenic water intoxication is an uncommon emergency syndrome characterized by acute hyponatremia clinically evident by neurological signs such including nausea, vomiting, seizures, altered mentation and eventually death if not addressed. Patient’s serum sodium level is keen regulatory measure for evaluating and treating acute and chronic cases of water intoxication. Present study demonstrates a cat patient in which subcutaneous administration of 5% dextrose in water to compensate body fluid deficits further detoriate the illness and induced neurological signs. Cat was treated with on-hand 0.9% NaCl solution to equilibrate sodium at an appropriate level in intracellular and extracellular spaces. The selection of fluid as supplemental therapy is very critical keeping in view the condition of patient, as it can exaggerate ailment by interrupting vital functions rather than rehabilitating from illness.

Hyponatremia; Subcutaneous; 5% dextrose; 0.9% NaCl
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