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Can you tell me how hypernatremia occur in diabetes insipidus?

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Dr. Amar Dalsania answered

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ADH (vasopressin): Hypernatremia occurs in diabetes insipidus secondary due to the lack of anti diuretic hormone (ADH) effect in the kidney, resulting in decreased free water absorption thus creating a higher sodium.

Answered 9/29/2016

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