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Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH Evaluation

The evaluation of the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with the syndrome of inappropriate ADH may include:

Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of the syndrome of inappropriate ADH. Usually, a low concentration of sodium in the bloodstream is discovered during an evaluation for another condition.

Tests that may be used to evaluate the syndrome of inappropriate ADH include:

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH References
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