Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
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To the Editor: Increased plasma concentrations
of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) may
occur in myocardial infarction, renal insufficiency, and hypertension.1 The increased secretion of atrial natriuretic peptides
from the heart is probably a physiologic reaction to volume overload but also
may be due to other mechanisms. We describe a 10-month-old girl with a cerebral
tumor and excessive diuresis and natriuresis, thus fulfilling the diagnosis
of a cerebral salt-wasting syndrome, as described by Cort2
in the 1950s.
Walter M, Berendes E, Claviez A, Suttorp M. Inappropriate Secretion of Natriuretic Peptides in a Patient With a Cerebral Tumor. JAMA. 1999;282(1):27-28. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-1-jbk0707