Desmopressin administration in children with central diabetes insipidus: a retrospective review.


BACKGROUND Central diabetes insipidus (DI) is a rare disorder in children caused by a deficiency of antidiuretic hormone arginine (vasopressin). Desmopressin is the first line agent in management of central DI. However, one of the side effects of desmopressin is water intoxication and hyponatraemia. This study reviews the patterns of desmopressin use and… (More)
DOI: 10.1515/jpem-2013-0078


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