Hard water syndrome. Definition

Medical Definition: Hard water syndrome

Acute condition that occurs during hemodialysis and is characterized by nausea, vomiting, headache, weakness, flushing, hypertension, and rarely pancreatitis. Is associated with hypercalcemia and hypermagnesemia of water to produce dialysis fluid (untreated or failure of the treatment system deionizers or reverse osmosis). Requires the immediate suspension of dialysis and its resumption, adjusted calcium less than 3 mEq / l. Today, its impact is negligible.

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