• Medicine
  • Published in Ugeskrift for laeger 2013

[Development of central pontin myelinolysis in a patient with light hyponatraemia].

@article{Cour2013DevelopmentOC,
  title={[Development of central pontin myelinolysis in a patient with light hyponatraemia].},
  author={Kenn Dornonville de la Cour},
  journal={Ugeskrift for laeger},
  year={2013},
  volume={175 39},
  pages={
          2254-5
        }
}
Central pontin myelinolysis has since the 1970s been correlated with hyponatraemia. A 56-year-old woman was admitted to hospital after a few days of diminished capacity and acute disorientation and respiratory distress. Initially, her alcohol overconsumption was not recognised. She presented with only a light hyponatraemia and sepsis. Following fluid resuscitation she developed hypernatraemia and was later diagnosed with osmotic demyelination syndrome. Despite several weeks of therapy the… CONTINUE READING