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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 Neuropathologica , 96 (5) 537 - 540. 10.1007/s004010050931.

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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 pons.

Title:Central pontine myelinolysis in AIDS
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Institute of Neurology
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Medicine (Division of)

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