Inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone in Sheehan's syndrome: A rare cause of postpartum hyponatremia

Chaim Putterman, Yaniv Almog, Yoseph Caraco, David J. Gross, Eldad Ben-Chetrit

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Abstract

A 27-year-old woman experienced hemorrhagic shock after delivery. One week later she was seen in an obtunded state of consciousness. The results of laboratory evaluation were consistent with the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion caused by hypopituitarism. Hydrocortisone rapidly corrected sodium levels. Syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone caused by Sheehan's syndrome should be considered in the differential diagnosis of postpartum hyponatremia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1330-1333
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume165
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antidiuretic hormone
  • Sheehan's syndrome
  • hyponatremia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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