Diabetes insipidus in a pediatric patient with systemic lupus erythematosus - A case report


Tekin N. , Kural N., Kocak A., Kose S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.39, no.2, pp.281-284, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-284

Abstract

In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the central nervous system (CNS) produces numerous and varying clinical disorders. A 14-year-old girl with the features of cerebral Involvement In SLE is presented. The development of diabetes insipidus (DI), which responded to desmopressin, was an interesting finding in this case. Therapy consisting of high-dose methylprednisolone combined with cyclophosphamide was effective in Improving the symptoms as well as the DI.