What is the most common form of diabetes insipidus (DI) and what patterns may be exhibited?

Updated: Mar 18, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Answer

The most common form is central DI after trauma or surgery to the region of the pituitary and hypothalamus, which may exhibit 1 of the following 3 patterns:

  • Transient

  • Permanent

  • Triphasic (observed more often clinically)


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