What are mechanisms of cerebral salt wasting (CSW)?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Various mechanisms have been postulated, including the roles of natriuretic peptides and neural regulatory mechanisms. Measurement of AVP or atrial natriuretic peptide levels is not helpful because they have been known to vary even in persons with SIADH.


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