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A 58 year old patient was given 3% saline mistakenly. Why does he have breathing difficulty, sacral pitting edema and inspiratory rales next morning?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Fluid overload?

Can't give you an accurate answer without knowing more history, etc.
But it sounds like some fluid overload. This would resolve on its own in an otherwise healthy individual.

In brief: Fluid overload?

Can't give you an accurate answer without knowing more history, etc.
But it sounds like some fluid overload. This would resolve on its own in an otherwise healthy individual.
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