Self-induced water intoxication : a case report
CITATION: Emsley, R. A. & Taljaard, J. J. F. 1988. Self-induced water intoxication : a case report. South African Medical Journal, 74:80-81.
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A 19-year-old female schizophrenic with self-induced water intoxication is described. Factors of pathogenic significance included primary polydipsia and non-maximal urinary diluting capacity.