What is adipsic diabetes insipidus (DI)?

Updated: Mar 18, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Rarely, patients present with adipsic DI. This usually implies a lesion affecting ADH production and the hypothalamic osmoreceptor. Patients with adipsic DI are at much higher risk of severe dehydration and may require prescriptive fluid replacement regimes.


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