Rapid self-infusion of tap water

Sanjay Chaudhary, Kianoush B. Kashani, Amy W. Williams, Ziad M. El-Zoghby, Robert C. Albright, Qi Qian

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Intravenous self-infusion of tap water has never been reported in the literature. We present a 24-year-old healthy man who self- administered 2.5 L of tap water over 2 hours and developed acute illness including fever, change of mental status, acute hemolysis, low-grade disseminated intravascular coagulation, and acute kidney injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-159
Number of pages4
JournalIranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013


  • Acute kidney failure
  • Hemolysis
  • Intravenous administration
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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