ADIPSIC HYPERNATREMIA PDF

Adipsia is a disease characterized by the absence of thirst even in the It is a rare condition that typically presents as hypernatremic dehydration. We describe two sisters with chronic hypernatremia, lack of thirst, and inappropriate osmoregulated vasopressin secretion. Only one sister, who presented with. Adipsia, also known as hypodipsia, is a symptom of inappropriately decreased or absent . Type A (essential hypernatremia syndrome) involves an increase of the level in which solvent molecules can pass through cell membranes (osmotic.

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Only one sister, who presented with microcephaly and developmental delay, showed signs of dysplasia of the midline structures ie, septum pellucidum and corpus callosum and a large intracranial adupsic. In both patients, the vasopressin secretion did not respond to either osmotic or nonosmotic stimuli or was suppressed by a water load. Plasma osmolality values returned to normal after treatment with forced hydration and a vasopressin analogue, desamino-D-arginine vasopressin.

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These findings indicate a severe defect in the hypothalamic osmoreceptors that control thirst and vasopressin secretion. To our knowledge, this is the first report of such a disorder in two sisters.

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