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Fifteen-minute consultation: Polydipsia, polyuria or both
  1. Mark Mahon1,
  2. Gold Amaechi1,
  3. Fionn Slattery1,
  4. Aideen Lydia Sheridan1,
  5. Edna F Roche1,2
  1. 1 Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2 Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, The National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Edna F Roche, Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland; ROCHEEF{at}tcd.ie

Abstract

Children can present with polydipsia and/or polyuria for a number of reasons. We will discuss polydipsia and polyuria, how a child may present and how to investigate further in order to establish the cause. We highlight the important areas to cover in the history and examination of a child presenting with polydipsia and/or polyuria.

  • polyuria
  • polydipsia
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes insipidus

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Footnotes

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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