Hyperuricemia as a clue for central diabetes insipidus (lack of V1 effect) in the differential diagnosis of polydipsia.


PURPOSE In the differential diagnosis of patients with polyuria-polydipsia one must distinguish usually between primary polydipsia (PP) and central diabetes insipidus (CDI). The first situation is a state of volume expansion and the second of volume contraction. We evaluate whether serum uric acid determination could help to differentiate between the two… (More)


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