Colonic irrigation-induced hyponatremia.

Norlela Sukor, C. Izham, B. A. Khalid

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Abstract

A 42-year-old Chinese woman presented with transient confusional state and memory loss due to acute water intoxicational hyponatremia complicating colonic irrigation (enemas) used as an alternative medicine to promote health. Although there is no evidence that such "antiautointoxication" technique conveys true benefit in any condition, this form of "quackery" may actually cause harm, such as water intoxication as in this case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-118
Number of pages2
JournalThe Malaysian journal of pathology
Volume26
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Quackery
Water Intoxication
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Hyponatremia
Enema
Memory Disorders
Complementary Therapies
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Sukor, N., Izham, C., & Khalid, B. A. (2004). Colonic irrigation-induced hyponatremia. The Malaysian journal of pathology, 26(2), 117-118.

Colonic irrigation-induced hyponatremia. / Sukor, Norlela; Izham, C.; Khalid, B. A.

In: The Malaysian journal of pathology, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2004, p. 117-118.

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Sukor, N, Izham, C & Khalid, BA 2004, 'Colonic irrigation-induced hyponatremia.', The Malaysian journal of pathology, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 117-118.
Sukor, Norlela ; Izham, C. ; Khalid, B. A. / Colonic irrigation-induced hyponatremia. In: The Malaysian journal of pathology. 2004 ; Vol. 26, No. 2. pp. 117-118.
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