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When should a child be evaluated for diabetes insipidus?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Thirst,lots of urine

Diabetes insipidus is a disorder that impairs the body's ability to make concentrated urine.
Common symptoms in childhood might include constant thirst and large amounts of urine. There is also often a family history of the disease that can prompt an evaluation by the child's pediatrician.

In brief: Thirst,lots of urine

Diabetes insipidus is a disorder that impairs the body's ability to make concentrated urine.
Common symptoms in childhood might include constant thirst and large amounts of urine. There is also often a family history of the disease that can prompt an evaluation by the child's pediatrician.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Excessive thirst

Although symptoms can overlap with other conditions, diabetes insipidud should be entertained if there is excessive thirst with frequent urination in the presence of high serum sodium and osmolarity concomitant with inappropriately diluted urine.
Having family history for di, histiocytosis or recent head trauma can raise the index of suspicion even higher.

In brief: Excessive thirst

Although symptoms can overlap with other conditions, diabetes insipidud should be entertained if there is excessive thirst with frequent urination in the presence of high serum sodium and osmolarity concomitant with inappropriately diluted urine.
Having family history for di, histiocytosis or recent head trauma can raise the index of suspicion even higher.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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