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Alcoholism with central pontine demyelination: a case report

Journal: International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 230-232

Keywords : Central pontine myelinolysis; Demyelinating disease; Chronic alcoholism;

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Central pontine myelinolysis is a non-inflammatory demyelinating disease characterized by loss of myelin with relative neuron sparing, associated with rapid correction of hyponatremia and sometimes hypernatremia or chronic alcoholism. We are reporting a case of 52 year old male patient who was chronic alcoholic from past 20 years, presented to us with complaints of altered sensorium and dysarthria of 5 days duration .He was investigated and diagnosed as case of central pontine myelinosis associated with chronic alcoholism. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2014; 3(1.000): 230-232]

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