Central pontine myelinolysis in severely burned patients

@article{McKee1988CentralPM,
  title={Central pontine myelinolysis in severely burned patients},
  author={Ann C. McKee and Marc D. Winkelman and Betty Q. Banker},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1988},
  volume={38},
  pages={1211 - 1211}
}
The rapid correction or over-correction of hyponatremia is believed by many to be the crucial factor in the causation of central pontine myelinolysis (CPM). Over a 17-year period we found CPM in 10 (7%) of the 139 burn patients examined postmortem but in only 10 (0.28%) of the 3,528 patients in the general autopsy population (p < 0.001). Each of the burn patients with CPM had suffered a prolonged, nonterminal episode of extreme serum hyperosmolality, whereas most burn patients without CPM had… Expand
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