Urea Treatment of Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion Secondary to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

  • Francisco-Javier Mena-Martín Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Universitario Río Hortega, Valladolid, Spain
  • Maria Gonzalez-Fernandez Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Universitario Río Hortega, Valladolid, Spain
  • Marina Cazorla-Gonzalez Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Universitario Río Hortega, Valladolid, Spain
  • Juan Carlos Martin-Escudero Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Universitario Río Hortega, Valladolid, Spain

Keywords

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, hyponatraemia, syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion, urea

Abstract

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) rarely presents with hyponatraemia caused by syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH). We present a patient with hyponatraemia of multifactorial aetiology, in whom, after withdrawal of the drugs that contributed to this ionic alteration, SIADH secondary to ALS was confirmed. After initiating treatment with urea, sodium levels were normalized.

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  • Published: 2020-03-04

    Issue: Vol 7 No 4 (view)

    Section: Articles

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    Mena-Martín F-J, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Cazorla-Gonzalez M, Martin-Escudero JC. Urea Treatment of Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion Secondary to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001444.