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Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone

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* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
  • Dilutional hyponatremia
  • Inappropriate ADH syndrome
  • Schwartz Bartter syndrome
  • SIADH
  • Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion
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Overview


Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) occurs when an excessive amount of antidiuretic hormone is released resulting in water retention and a low sodium level. It is most common among older people. It has many causes including, but not limited too, heart failure, disorders of the hypothalamus, meningitis, encephalitis, psychosis, lung disorders (e.g., pneumonia) and cancer.[1]
Last updated: 5/16/2008

References

  1. Sodium: Minerals and Electrolytes. Merck Manual Home Addition. 2003; http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec12/ch155/ch155m.html. Accessed 5/16/2008.
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