Cerebral salt wasting treated with fludrocortisone in a 17-year-old boy

Min Jeong Choi, Yoon Su Oh, Se Jin Park, Ji Hong Kim, Jae Il Shin

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Cerebral salt wasting is characterized by inappropriate natriuresis and volume contraction with associated cerebral pathology. It is distinct from the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion, which is characterized by inappropriate retention of free water. We report a patient with a porencephalic cyst who developed cerebral salt wasting. His initial treatment was supplementation of water and salt, which did not improve natriuresis or volume contraction. Fludrocortisone administration effectively managed the cerebral salt wasting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-862
Number of pages4
JournalYonsei medical journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul

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