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Central pontine myelinolysis in AIDS

Miller, RF; Harrison, MJG; Hall-Craggs, MA; Scaravilli, F; (1998) Central pontine myelinolysis in AIDS. ACTA NEUROPATHOL , 96 (5) 537 - 540.

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Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) is an uncommon complication in sick patients with severe underlying disorders such as chronic alcoholism, malignancy, malnutrition and hyponatraemia. We report two patients with advanced HIV infection who developed CPM. In one case the diagnosis was not suspected in life, in the other the diagnosis was made just before death, on the basis of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging appearances. At post mortem there was a close correlation between the MR abnormalities and the anatomic changes in the pens.

Type: Article
Title: Central pontine myelinolysis in AIDS
Keywords: central pontine myelinolysis, AIDS, magnetic resonance imaging, autopsy, EXTRAPONTINE MYELINOLYSIS, HYPONATREMIA
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Medicine (Division of)
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > Infection and Population Health
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1342277
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