Lab Case 23 – Interpretation

This is a 3 month old (weight 5kg) critically unwell child who requires resuscitation with concomitant assessment to determine the cause of her illness.

Her clinical picture is one of severe dehydration (at least 7%) Continue reading

Lab Case 22 – Interpretation

Elderly male from nursing home presents critically unwell with severe hypernatraemia following a seizure.


1. Seizure and altered mental state – secondary to high sodium, intracranial haemorrhage, other.

2. Tachycardia and low blood pressure for age – shock, large fluid deficit

3.  Life threatening hypernatraemia

4. Possible end of life situation  Continue reading