DANIEL POLANSKY, M.D.; NANCY EBERHARD, Pharm. D.; ROLLY MCGRATH, M.D.
To the editor: We would like to report the case of a patient with an unusual but important association with dopamine.
A 75-year-old black man was evaluated for obtundation. He was found to have a left frontoparietal encephalitis and presumed endocarditis despite negative blood cultures. He developed hypotension during his hospitalization and was begun on a dopamine infusion. Before this hypotensive episode his intake and output were approximately equal. His renal function was stable; a calculated creatinine clearance rate was 80 mL/min. The urine specific gravity was between 1.020 and 1.030.
During the dopamine infusion, which ranged from 9 to
POLANSKY D, EBERHARD N, MCGRATH R. Dopamine and Polyuria. Ann Intern Med. ;107:941. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-6-941_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(6):941.
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