Study of Correlation between Serum Sodium and Severity in Chronic Liver Disease

  • Visampally Suresh Kumar Government General Hospital, Government Medical College, Suryapet, Telangana, India
  • Aligandula Ashok Government General Hospital, Government Medical College, Suryapet, Telangana, India
Keywords: Ascites, Cirrhosis, Hyponatremia

Abstract

Introduction: The normal range of serum sodium is 135–145 mEq/L. Its homeostasis is vital to the functioning of the cell. An
imbalance in the regulation of total body water can lead to abnormal sodium levels. Chronic liver disease (CLD) is associated
with disturbance in water homeostasis leading to dysnatremias.
Aims and Objectives: This study aims to study the prevalence of hyponatremia in CLD patients and to correlate the serum
sodium levels and severity in CLD patients assessed by Child-Pugh score and MELD score.
Materials and Methods: The study is conducted on consecutive patients admitted with CLD in medical wards (male and female)
in Government General Hospital during the study period September 2018 to Febraury 2020.
Results: Alcohol is the most common etiology of CLD in this study followed by hepatitis B.
Conclusion: CLD is associated with abnormal serum sodium concentration. Hyponatremia is the most common abnormality
in this study

Author Biographies

Visampally Suresh Kumar, Government General Hospital, Government Medical College, Suryapet, Telangana, India

Associate Professor, General Medicine

Aligandula Ashok, Government General Hospital, Government Medical College, Suryapet, Telangana, India

Associate Professor, General Medicine

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Published
2021-09-29