Hemorrhagic encephalopathy from acute baking soda ingestion
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Baking soda is marketed to consumers for numerous household and personal purposes. Its active ingredient is sodium bicarbonate. Despite the widespread use of proton pump inhibitors and H2 blockers, baking soda continues to be used as an antacid for relief of indigestion. The recommended dosage for using baking soda as an antacid is ½ teaspoon in 4–8oz of water every two hours. Each teaspoon of baking soda contains 41.8mEq of sodium. Sodium bicarbonate is generally safe when used appropriately. However, if misused, it has the potential for significant toxicity. Metabolic alkalosis, hypernatremia, hypokalemia, hypochloremia, and hypoxia have been reported. Severe hypernatremia can cause neuronal cell shrinkage, retraction of cerebral tissue, and potentially intracranial hemorrhage. This article presents a case of severe metabolic alkalosis and hypernatremic hemorrhagic encephalopathy after an acute intentional baking soda ingestion...

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