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      Central Diabetes insipidus following Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


      American Journal of Nephrology

      S. Karger AG

      Carbon monoxide poisoning, Diabetes insipidus, Hypernatremia

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          Diabetes insipidus is a rare complication after carbon monoxide poisoning. We report on a woman and her daughter who were noted to have polyuria and hypernatremia after exposure to carbon monoxide. Both patients were responsive to desmopressin therapy, and the diagnosis of central diabetes insipidus was made. The development and correction of hypernatremia further complicated the neurological damages caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. These cases illustrate the possibility of central diabetes insipidus and hypernatremia after carbon monoxide poisoning and the importance of immediate antidiuretic hormone treatment and careful fluid therapy.

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          Am J Nephrol
          American Journal of Nephrology
          S. Karger AG
          April 2001
          07 May 2001
          : 21
          : 2
          : 145-149
          Poison Center and Divison of Nephrology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University and Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan
          46238 Am J Nephrol 2001;21:145–149
          © 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Case Report

          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Hypernatremia, Diabetes insipidus, Carbon monoxide poisoning


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