Diabetes Insipidus

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This chapter examines the clinical and laboratory presentations of hypernatremia and describes the clinical and laboratory findings that define an emergency situation in elevated serum sodium concentration. The initial approach to emergency treatment of hypernatremia is presented. The differential diagnosis of diabetes insipidus is tabulated, and the importance of distinguishing between the various diagnostic possibilities and its impact on the ongoing management of the condition is emphasized. The pathophysiology of the most common causes of hypernatremia is explored in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContemporary Endocrinology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameContemporary Endocrinology
ISSN (Print)2523-3785
ISSN (Electronic)2523-3793


  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Infusion rate
  • Plasma osmolality
  • Total body water
  • Urine osmolality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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