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Non-psychogenic primary polydipsia in autoimmune chronic active hepatitis with severe hyperglobulinaemia.
  1. M V Tobin,
  2. A I Morris
  1. Gastroenterology Unit, Royal Liverpool Hospital.

    Abstract

    The association of hyperglobulinaemia with renal tubular acidosis and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus is well established. A patient with marked hyperglobulinaemia due to autoimmune chronic active hepatitis is described who presented with severe polydipsia and polyuria but had entirely normal renal tubular function indicating a primary thirst disorder.

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