Idiopathic diabetes insipidus occurring in a patient with Turner's syndrome

M. S. Balkin, R. Hoffman, J. Willner

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Abstract

A case of idiopathic diabetes insipidus occurring in a patient with Turner's syndrome is presented. The patient had an XO karyotype in addition to exhibiting many of the characteristic stigmata of Turner's syndrome. The presence of diabetes insipidus was documented by the effect on urine osmolarity of water deprivation followed by an injection of aqueous vasopressin. The patient's serum prolactin was elevated with normal adrenal and thyroid functions. There was no evidence of a pituitary or hypothalamic tumor on tomography of the sella or computerized tomography of the brain. One additional case of diabetes insipidus occurring in a patient with Turner's syndrome has been documented in the literature. A possible relationship between these two entities is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)742-747
Number of pages6
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Volume45
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1978

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