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Glucose polymer regimens and hypernatraemia.
  1. I G Verber,
  2. M Bain
  1. Department of Child Health, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London.


    A 3 year old boy who had glutaric aciduria diagnosed at 22 months of age was admitted with a history of lethargy, vomiting, and fever. He had been receiving glucose polymers as part of his dietary management. He was severely hypernatraemic, but after resuscitation and rehydration made a good recovery. The possible aetiology of his hypernatraemia is discussed.

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