Central pontine myelinolysis

What is Central pontine myelinolysis?

Central pontine myelinolysis is a lesion in central pons caused acutely due to demyelination of specific neurons . Most common cause is rapid correction of hyponatremia.

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I have been diagnosed with Central Pontine Myelinolysis from rapid sodium correction (16 points in 10 hours). I was diagnosed based on clinical...

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I am sorry to hear about your problem. Yes, Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) can occur with electrolyte...

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I have Central Pontine Myelinolysis from OLT Liver Transplant from Wilson's disease. I improved, but now feel like I'm sinking into coma-like...

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It could be due to hepatic encephelopathy, Get an...

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My father was diagnosed with Extra-Pontine Myelynolysis / osmotic demyelination after CABG and an episode of hyponatremia. He has also...

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IVIG therapy may help.

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I have noted your father's symptoms and current...

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