Urinary Retention and Severe Hyponatremia: An Unusual Presentation of COVID-19

  • Ahmed Osman Saleh Internal Medicine Department, Medical Education, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Shaikha D. Al-Shokri Internal Medicine Department, Medical Education, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Ashraf Ahmed Internal Medicine Department, Medical Education, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Ahmed Elmustafa Musa Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Department, Medical Education, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Mouhand FH Mohamed Internal Medicine Department, Medical Education, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Keywords

COVID-19, coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, hyponatremia, SIADH, urine retention

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The disease is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome virus coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). A few published cases have linked COVID-19 and hyponatremia. The mechanism of hyponatremia in these cases is related to the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH). Here we present a unique case of urinary retention and SIADH as unusual presenting features of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Published: 2020-09-11

Issue: Vol 7 No 10 (view)

Section: Articles

How to cite:
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Saleh AO, D. Al-Shokri S, Ahmed A, Musa AE, Mohamed MF. Urinary Retention and Severe Hyponatremia: An Unusual Presentation of COVID-19. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001905.