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Alcoholism with central pontine demyelination: a case report

Rohit Arora, Rahul Singhal, Sunil Kumar Virmani, Abhishek Gupta.

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.

Key words: Central pontine myelinolysis, Demyelinating disease, Chronic alcoholism

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