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From Mechanical to Chemical: A Case of Diabetes Insipidus Induced by Concussive Brain Injury

      Diabetes insipidus is a rare disorder of water-electrolyte balance characterized by either absolute (central) or functional (nephrogenic) deficiency of vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone.
      • Krysiak R.
      • Handzlik-Orlik G.
      • Okopień B.
      Diabetes insipidus.
      Central diabetes insipidus is a recognized complication of traumatic brain injury; however, those patients are much sicker and have other symptoms from the trauma as well.
      • Capatina C.
      • Paluzzi A.
      • Mitchell R.
      • Karavitaki N.
      Diabetes insipidus after traumatic brain injury.
      We present a case of complete central diabetes insipidus induced by a minor concussion where headache and polyuria were the only presenting complaints.
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