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Hypernatraemic dehydration in breast-fed neonates
  1. T Özdogan1,
  2. M Iscan2,
  3. C Ellikcioglu2,
  4. E Yildiz2
  1. 1Department of Neonatology, Ministry of Health Göztepe Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Pediatrics, Ministry of Health Göztepe Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to:
    T Özdogan
    Çuha çiçegi sk, No 8/7, 34725, Kızıltoprak, Istanbul, Turkey;tutkuozdogan{at}yahoo.com

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A retrospective study was carried out using patient files from January 2004 to December 2005 at the Ministry of Health Göztepe Teaching Hospital Neonatology Unit, Istanbul, Turkey. Enrolment criteria included breast-fed term neonates admitted with clinical manifestations of hypernatraemic dehydration (serum sodium level ⩾150 mmol/l).

In all, 29 cases of hypernatraemic dehydration were identified. Tables 1 and 2 show the demographic data, clinical variables and laboratory values.

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 Demographic data, clinical variables and laboratory values in breast-fed infants

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 Demographic data, clinical variables and laboratory values in breast-fed …

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