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Central pontine myelinolysis

Central pontine myelinolysis: Introduction

Central pontine myelinolysis: A rare condition where the protective layer around brainstem nerve cells is destroyed which prevents nerve signals being transmitted properly. It generally occurs in response to a rapid change in sodium levels in the body which can be caused by treatment of various conditions or by various conditions that cause rapid sodium level changes. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Central pontine myelinolysis is available below.

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Central pontine myelinolysis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Central pontine myelinolysis, or a subtype of Central pontine myelinolysis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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