Danger of central pontine myelinolysis in hypotonic dehydration and recommendation for treatment.

Abstract

Isotonic saline is the fluid most commonly used for treatment of asymptomatic hypotonic dehydration, but as shown in the case presented in this article, rapid increase in serum sodium may follow administration of isotonic saline, leading to the development of central pontine myelinolysis (CPM). Because the necessity of rapid correction is less, whereas the… (More)

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