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Vol 92, No 7 (2021)
Clinical vignette
Published online: 2021-07-16
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Water intoxication in the course of stimulation of labor with oxytocin

Przemyslaw Szadok1, Aleksandra Bajorek1, Radoslaw Fluder1
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2021.0104
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Pubmed: 34379318
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Ginekol Pol 2021;92(7):534-535.
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  1. Specialist Hospital of Gynecology and Obstetrics E. Biernacki, Walbrzych, Poland

open access

Vol 92, No 7 (2021)
CLINICAL VIGNETTES
Published online: 2021-07-16

Abstract

The antidiuretic attribute of oxytocin can cause many side effects. Water intoxication is one of the most serious complications. The authors describe a case of water intoxication with neurological symptoms and severe hyponatraemia in the course of natural labor stimulated by oxytocin in a low-dose regimen.

Abstract

The antidiuretic attribute of oxytocin can cause many side effects. Water intoxication is one of the most serious complications. The authors describe a case of water intoxication with neurological symptoms and severe hyponatraemia in the course of natural labor stimulated by oxytocin in a low-dose regimen.

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Keywords

oxytocin; antidiuretic effect; water intoxication

About this article
Title

Water intoxication in the course of stimulation of labor with oxytocin

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 92, No 7 (2021)

Article type

Clinical vignette

Pages

534-535

Published online

2021-07-16

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2021.0104

Pubmed

34379318

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2021;92(7):534-535.

Keywords

oxytocin
antidiuretic effect
water intoxication

Authors

Przemyslaw Szadok
Aleksandra Bajorek
Radoslaw Fluder

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