Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 2006; 114(9): 533-536
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-924122
Case Report

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Wegener's Granulomatosis Presenting as Diabetes Insipidus

P. Dutta 1 , M. HayatBhat 1 , A. Bhansali 1 , P. Bambery 2 , N. Kakar 3
  • 1Department of Endocrinology, Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • 2Department of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • 3Department of Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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Publication History

Received: October 30, 2005 First decision: March 12, 2006

Accepted: March 24, 2006

Publication Date:
17 November 2006 (online)

Abstract

Pituitary gland involvement in Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) occurs most commonly in the form of central diabetes insipidus (CDI). However, CDI as a presenting manifestation of WG is very rare. We report two such cases; one of them had multi-organ involvement at presentation, while other developed it during follow-up. CDI was reversible following cytotoxic drug therapy in one of them.

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Dr. Anil Bhansali

Department of Endocrinology·Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

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