PEds Cases - Dr. Neal
High index of suspicion is key for diagnosis of endocarditis
- Look for clinical signs (ex, murmurs, Janeway lesions, etc)
- Consider in the setting of multiple organ systems being involved
Don't ignore lab abnormalities or vital sign instability
Hyponatremia is known consequence of severe pulmonary disease
- Can develop mild hyponatremia or more severe versions with SIADH
3% NS only indicated for hyponatremia with neurologic compromise
Slow correction is necessary for patients with chronic hyponatremia
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