Myelinolysis after correction of hyponatremia.

  title={Myelinolysis after correction of hyponatremia.},
  author={Robert Laureno and Barbara Illowsky Karp},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={126 1},
Rapid correction of hyponatremia can cause a brain disease known as myelinolysis. This worldwide, iatrogenic problem has been documented in medical, surgical, pediatric, psychiatric, and obstetric settings. Although the disease was unknown 50 years ago, a clinical diagnosis of myelinolysis can now be made with confidence. More important, this disease can often be prevented by cautious treatment of hyponatremia. Case Report A 66-year-old women was found convulsing on the floor 2 weeks after… CONTINUE READING


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