Emergency Medicine Reports – February 15, 2023
February 15, 2023
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Hyponatremia is one of the most common electrolyte derangements among adults presenting to the emergency department and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. A variety of factors and disease processes can contribute to the development of hyponatremia, varying in both chronicity and in subsequent symptomatology. Understanding the varied etiologies of hyponatremia is essential for the emergency physician to appropriately manage this electrolyte disorder, ensuring appropriate treatment and disposition in a common but potentially dangerous disease process.