Suspected inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone in a male with mental retardation

Robert Steelman, Douglas Holmes

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The syndrome of Inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) Is a disorder In which a sustained release of antidiuretic hormone occurs because of certain diseases, pharmacological agents, or trauma. Fluid volume expands with a resultant hyponatremia which, depending on the degree, may be asymptomatic or result In death. This case report describes a 38‐year‐old male in whom SIADH was strongly suspected secondary to Tegretol therapy to control a seizure disorder. Medical consultation Is imperative for these patients before administering a fluid challenge during general anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-80
Number of pages2
JournalSpecial Care in Dentistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1992


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