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* Not a rare disease
Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Dilutional hyponatremia
- Inappropriate ADH syndrome
- Schwartz Bartter syndrome
- Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion
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hypothalamus, meningitis, encephalitis, psychosis, lung disorders (e.g., pneumonia) and cancer.Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) occurs when an excessive amount of antidiuretic hormone is released resulting in water retention and a low sodium level. It is most common among older people. It has many causes including, but not limited too, heart failure, disorders of the
Last updated: 5/16/2008
- Sodium: Minerals and Electrolytes. Merck Manual Home Addition. 2003; http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec12/ch155/ch155m.html. Accessed 5/16/2008.
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