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Diabetes Insipidus and Polydipsia in a Patient with Asperger's Disorder and an Empty Sella: A Case Report

Authors
  • Raja, Michele1
  • Azzoni, Antonella2
  • Giammarco, Vincenzo2
  • 1 Ospedale Santo Spirito, Dipartimento di Salute Mentale, Rome, Italy , Rome
  • 2 Ospedale Santo Spirito, Rome, Italy , Rome
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1998
Volume
28
Issue
3
Pages
235–239
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1023/A:1026021506058
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

The paper describes a patient with Asperger disorder, Neurogenic Diabetes Insipidus (NDI) and Primary Empty Sella (ES). His response to vasopressin treatment suggested a concomitant presence of primary polydipsia. This is the first reported case of an autistic spectrum disorder associated with NDI or ES. The implications of the observed cooccurence of these relatively rare disorders are discussed in relation to diagnosis and pathogenesis.

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