T. S. DANOWSKI, F.A.C.P.; E. B. FERGUS; F. M. MATEER
Some of the earlier workers noted the presence of low levels of serum sodium or serum total base in pneumonia, diabetes mellitus, eclampsia, uremia, congestive heart failure, cirrhosis and miscellaneous other conditions.1a, b Schroeder's clinical report in which the phrase "low salt syndrome" was first used pointed out the concurrence of hyponatremia, azotemia and clinical deterioration in edematous patients maintained on low sodium regimens with or without excessive administration of water.1c In keeping with Schroeder's original description, the term "low salt syndrome" has become in subsequent usage a general phrase for all instances of low serum sodium levels. In the
DANOWSKI TS, FERGUS EB, MATEER FM. THE LOW SALT SYNDROMES1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:643–657. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-4-643
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(4):643-657.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders, Nephrology.
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