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Case Reports
July 1950

COEXISTENCE OF DIABETES INSIPIDUS AND DIABETES MELLITUS IN A SEVEN YEAR OLD GIRL

Author Affiliations

ARBOR, MICH.
From the Diabetic Clinic of the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;80(1):69-74. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040020076008
Abstract

The occurrence of diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus in the same patient is rare. Greene and Gibson1 reviewed the literature to 1939 and found a total of 20 cases. As these authors pointed out, however, the diagnosis in many of these is questionable, owing to inadequate laboratory studies. They described an additional case of their own. Since that time, 6 more cases have been reported in the available literature.2 Of the 27 cases, only 2 have been of patients within the pediatric age group: a 13 year old boy studied by Mouriquand, Dauvergne and Monnet2d and a 14 year old boy reported on by Allan and Rowntree.3 The possibility that a single lesion may cause both diseases or that their association is purely coincidental has been discussed in several of the reports. The present case is of interest because of the uncommonness of the condition and

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