Can diabetes insipidus lead to seizures?

I understand through dehydration it is very possible, but I would really appreciate any input I can get on this.

Written By Nurse007

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  • Mazher January 31, 2009, 4:22 pm

    Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI) is a disorder characterized by an inability of the kidneys to remove water from the urine. The main symptoms of NDI are excessive thirst (polydipsia) and excretion of large amounts of watery urine (polyuria). Individuals with NDI must drink large amounts of water to compensate for the loss of water in the urine. As a result, a person with NDI must urinate more frequently than usual.

    There are two different forms of NDI, inherited and acquired. Inherited NDI is a rare disorder which is present from birth. Usually, only men have NDI. Women may have varying degrees of symptoms including increased thirst and the need for more frequent urination. If infants and young children are not treated for their NDI, they will lose too much water from their body. These periods of extreme water loss (dehydration) may lead to brain damage and, in rare cases, death. If NDI is diagnosed and treatment is started in early infancy, and if periods of severe dehydration are avoided, NDI should not affect a person’s intelligence or how long they will live.

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