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A Case of Hypodipsic Hypernatremia
Seung Hee Park, Hong Sin Jeon, Sun Hwa Kim, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1993;36(11):1621-1625.   Published online November 15, 1993
Hypodipsic hypernatremia is characterized by chronic or recurrent episodes of severe hypernatermia associated with dehydration and a lack of thirst. This constellation of deficits suggests that the syndrome is due to hypodipsia of destruction of the hypothalamic osmoreceptors that regulate thirst and ADH secretion. We report a child with abnormalities of the central nervous system who had hypernatremia and a...
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