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Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus

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Here are some key points to remember about nephrogenic diabetes insipidus:
  • Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus is a rare condition caused by the kidneys' inability to filter urine.
  • It occurs when the kidneys are unable to respond to ADH.
  • Common symptoms include excessive urination and increased thirst.
  • A diagnosis is based on a series of tests, including urinalysis and a fluid deprivation test.
  • Treatment for nephrogenic diabetes insipidus includes drugs such as hydrochlorothiazide (also called HCTZ) or indomethacin.


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