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Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
Dysgeusia in symptomatic syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion: think of lung cancer
  1. Nishith K Singh,
  2. Shelbi Hayes,
  3. Seth Hahs,
  4. Andrew Varney
  1. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine, 701 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois, 62704, USA
  1. Nishith K Singh, nishith_singh2007{at}


The case of a 60-year-old woman who presented with marked dysgeusia to all food and symptomatic syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) is described. She eventually turned out to have metastatic small cell lung cancer. The case study explores the interesting constellation of dysgeusia, SIADH and lung cancer.

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  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication.

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