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Sudden collapse of a young female cross country runner
  1. A S Kashyap1,
  2. K P Anand2,
  3. S Kashyap1
  1. 1Command Hospital (Southern Command), Pune 411 040, India
  2. 2Command Hospital (Eastern Command), Kolkata 700 027, India
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Kashyap
 Command Hospital (Southern Command), 1-C, Wanowrie Road, Pune 411 040, India; kashyapajits{at}yahoo.com

Abstract

The case is reported of a young previously healthy female cross country runner who collapsed on completion of a cross country run. The cause of the collapse was non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema as a manifestation of hyponatraemic encephalopathy. The concurrent occurrence of non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema and encephalopathy due to hyponatraemia is unusual.

  • encephalopathy
  • hyponatraemia
  • non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
  • runner

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  • Competing interests: none declared

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