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April - June 2021, Volume 17, Issue 2
Case Report

Tirziu CM, Cristea IM

Hyponatremia – a Common Problem with an Uncommon Etiology

Acta Endo (Buc) 2021, 17 (2): 270-273
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2021.270

Hyponatremia is a common abnormality found in patients admitted in an internal medicine department of an emergency hospital. Sometimes its cause is quite easy to find (in our clinic especially drug-induced due to thiazide or various antidepressant medication in geriatric population), but in other situations it proved to be a challenging diagnosis in what concerns etiology. It is not frequently found in young patients and if this situation occurs a tight diagnosis protocol is always recommended.

Keywords: hyponatremia, melanoma, depressive disorder.

Correspondence: Cristina Manuela Tirziu MD, Floreasca Clinical Emergency Hospital, Internal Medicine, 8th Floreasca Rd., Bucharest 014461, Romania, E-mail: