Cerebral salt-wasting syndrome: does it exist?

  title={Cerebral salt-wasting syndrome: does it exist?},
  author={John K. Maesaka and Sumati Gupta and Steven A Fishbane},
  volume={82 2},
Cerebral salt-wasting syndrome (CSWS) has been regarded as a misnomer of the syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH). We take the position that CSWS does exist and might be more common than SIADH. Differentiation between groups has been difficult because of overlapping signs, symptoms, and associated diseases. Euvolemia in SIADH and hypovolemia in CSWS may be the only contrasting variables. However, clinical assessment of extracellular volume is accurate in about 50… CONTINUE READING


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