What is the prevalence of diabetes insipidus (DI)?

Updated: Mar 18, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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DI is uncommon in the United States, with a prevalence of 3 cases per 100,000 population. [24] No significant sex-related differences in central or nephrogenic DI exist, with male and female prevalence being equal. Similarly, no significant differences in prevalence among ethnic groups have been found.

With both central and nephrogenic DI, inherited causes account for approximately 1-2% of all cases. An incidence of about 1 in 20 million births for nephrogenic DI caused by AQP2 mutations has been cited. [25]


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