Hypothalamic adipsic hypernatraemia syndrome

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Hypothalamic adipsic hypernatraemia syndrome

A rare endocrine disease characterized by severe chronic hypernatremic dehydration caused by decreased intake of water based on impaired thirst perception due to a selective defect in hypothalamic osmoregulation of thirst. Structural hypothalamic lesions are absent and arginine vasopressin secretion is normal.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http: //www.orphadata.org. Data version September 2023.

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