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What is Central pontine myelinolysis?

What is Central pontine myelinolysis?

  • 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.

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)

Central pontine myelinolysis: Introduction

Types of Central pontine myelinolysis:

Broader types of Central pontine myelinolysis:

What causes Central pontine myelinolysis?

Causes of Central pontine myelinolysis: see causes of Central pontine myelinolysis

What are the symptoms of Central pontine myelinolysis?

Symptoms of Central pontine myelinolysis: see symptoms of Central pontine myelinolysis

Can anyone else get Central pontine myelinolysis?

More information: see contagiousness of Central pontine myelinolysis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Central pontine myelinolysis

Central pontine myelinolysis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Central pontine myelinolysis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Central pontine myelinolysis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Central pontine myelinolysis: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Central pontine myelinolysis.
Treatments for Central pontine myelinolysis: see treatments for Central pontine myelinolysis
Research for Central pontine myelinolysis: see research for Central pontine myelinolysis

Name and Aliases of Central pontine myelinolysis

Main name of condition: Central pontine myelinolysis

Other names or spellings for Central pontine myelinolysis:

CPM

CPM
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Central pontine myelinolysis: Related Conditions

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