Case of the Month #6 - Diabetes Insipidus (DI)

Published 03/02/2022

How can the administration of desmopressin (synthetic ADH) help in the classification of DI?

The administration of desmopressin will result in a reduction of urine output in central diabetes insipidus and an associated concentration of the urine.

Desmopressin will not affect the urine output in nephrogenic diabetes insipidus as the renal resistance to ADH will persist.