Metabolic abnormalities compatible with inappropriate secretion of ADH developed during the course of severe viral pneumonia in a 17 yr old Navy recruit. With a regimen of strict fluid restriction, normalization of these abnormalities occurred. Marked leukopenia and hypoxia were also present, but gradually improved with resolution of the pneumonia. Inappropriate ADH secretion has been associated most often with bacterial pneumonia and this patient represents one of the few with viral pneumonia complicated by this syndrome. While the previous cases were associated with influenza virus, this patient was infected with adenovirus 7 which is endemic in the military recruit population.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 1975|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine