SIADH complicating deep neck abscess in infancy

Rathika D. Shenoy, Sajitha Nair, Nutan Kamath

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Symptomatic hyponatremia due to syndrome of inappropriate secretion of anti-diuretic hormone (SIADH) in infancy is seen usually with pneumonia and meningitis and its association with deep neck abscess is not documented. Recognition and appropriate management of this complication is important to prevent mortality and long-term neurological morbidity. We report a 3-month-old infant with parapharyngeal abscess presenting with altered sensorium and recurrent seizures as a result of hyponatremia due to SIADH. The clinical course and outcome is described. Limitation of imaging modalities in an infant with airway compromise is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1113-1116
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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