Severe! Diabetes insipidus occurs when the pituitary gland is injured. This is a small area of the brain that produces a hormone called ADH (antidiuretic hormone) that works on the kidney to produce smaller amounts of urine. Usually occurs when there is a fracture across the base of the skull, and is associated with severe head injuries or brain death. Symptom is the body producing a huge amount of urine.
Head injury dia insi. Approximately 30 to 50 percent of patients who survived post traumatic brain injury demonstrate endocrine abnormalities diabetes insipidus is an exception as it does have a specific history. Di most commonely associated with severe tbi and basilar skull fractureand cranial nerve involvement, craniofacial trauma, and post cardiopulmonary arrest. Delayed onset of di isassociated with post pitutary lesi.
Besides head injury, pregancy, surgery, or pituitary tumor, what can cause one to have transient central diabetes insipidus? Autoimmune?
Hard to say. Hi. I'd like to see the evidence for transient DI. Most autoimmune DI (for which there is no clinical lab test...yet) is not transient as far as we know, although that would be high on the list of suspects for a transient DI, in my opinion, having excluded the other causes you mention. Consider yourself fortunate if it's transient! Happy 2015!
No. There is no weight gain but there could be urine incontinence and dry skin.