How is cerebral salt wasting (CSW) treated?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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CSW is treated with Na+ replacement, which is diametrically opposite to that for SIADH. Na+ administration in persons with CSW corrects the hyponatremia and the fluid loss; however, in patients with SIADH, the effect is temporary. The mineralocorticoid fludrocortisone has been used as part of the treatment of CSW. [24]


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