Cerebral salt wasting (CSW) is a disorder that may be better called renal salt wasting (RSW) secondary to cerebral disease.


Conditions associated with cerebral salt wasting:

(1) subarachnoid hemorrhage

(2) neurosurgery involving the central nervous system

(3) head trauma

(4) intracranial neoplasm (primary or metastatic, meningeal carcinomatosis)

(5) meningitis

(6) encephalitis


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