Plasma concentrations of arginine vasopressin were determined by radioimmunoassay in 13 normal children, 21 patients with febrile illnesses (not bacterial meningitis), and 17 patients with bacterial meningitis. The mean ±1 SD concentrations of AVP in the normal children and patients with various febrile illnesses were 0.7±0.6 and 1.0±1.2 μU/ml, respectively. The mean ±1 SD concentration of AVP in patients with bacterial meningitis was 3.3±2.3 μU/ml. The concentrations of AVP in the patients with bacterial meningitis were significantly greater (P<0.001) than those noted in the normal children or children with other febrile diseases.
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- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health