What are the risk factors for diabetes insipidus (DI)?

Updated: Mar 18, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Central DI can be an acute or chronic complication of head injury or subarachnoid hemorrhage. [7, 12] Risk factors for acute DI include penetrating trauma and severe head trauma. [7] Other forms of pituitary dysfunction (eg, adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency) may accompany posttraumatic DI. [12] The dysfunction may be transient or, less commonly, may develop gradually. [13]


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