Cerebral Salt Wasting / Diabetes Insipidus / SIADH

last updated: January 6, 2017

Orlando Debesa

Cerebral Salt Wasting (CSW)

  • mechanism: excess secretion of sodium and water

Diabetes Insipidus (DI)

  • mechanism: free water loss from decreased ADH (vasopressin)

Symptom of Inappropriate AntiDiuretic Hormone (SIADH)

  • mechanism: water retention due to elevated ADH (vasopressin)

... but I would more especially commend the clinician who, in acute diseases, by which the bulk of mankind are cutoff, conducts the treatment better than others.
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