Pontine and Extrapontine Myelinolysis: A Neurologic Disorder following Rapid Correction of Hyponatremia

  title={Pontine and Extrapontine Myelinolysis: A Neurologic Disorder following Rapid Correction of Hyponatremia},
  author={B. Karp and R. Laureno},
Neurologic disorders developing after correction of severe, symptomatic hyponatremia were studied in 14 patients. None had a hypoxic event or other identifiable cause for the neurologic illness. Neurologic deterioration began about 3 days after correction and often followed a period of improvement in hyponatremic encephalopathy. Although the symptoms were as mild as transient confusion in 1 patient, they were more severe in the others. Typically, spastic quadriparesis, pseudobulbar palsy, and… Expand
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