Azithromycin induced hyponatremia in elderly patients: a case report and review of the literature
- Urology & Nephrology Open Access Journal
Abdullah Elhosiny,1 Ahmed AKL,1,2,3 Nezar Bahabri1,2
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Elderly population possess various renal physiological changes; azithromycin can induce severe hyponatremia compatible with a picture of syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) secretion in this population. Here we report a case of an elderly patient who developed symptomatic hyponatremia that resolved after discontinuation of azithromycin, with no other appreciated cause that explained his hyponatremia.
antibiotics, azithromycin, hyponatremia, antimicrobials, COVID-19