What is the prevalence of hyponatremia internationally?

Updated: Aug 24, 2020
  • Author: Kartik Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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A study by researchers in Switzerland and Austria indicated that among emergency patients with acute kidney injury (AKI), dysnatremias are common, with 23.16% of the report’s patients having hyponatremia, and 1.4% having hypernatremia. [3]

Though clearly not indicative of the overall prevalence internationally, hyponatremia has been observed in up to 42.6% of patients in a large acute care hospital in Singapore and in 30% of patients hospitalized in an acute care setting in Rotterdam. [4, 5]


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