Annals of Neurosciences, Vol 22, No 1 (2015)

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Extra pontine Osmotic demyelination syndrome

Pervaiz M Zunga, Omar Farooq, Mohd I Dar, Ishrat H Dar, Abdul Q Rather, Samia Rashid, Javid A Basu, Mohammed Ashraf


A 65 year old female admitted as altered sensorium with history of vomiting, diarrhea was managed with intravenous fluids for 2 days at a peripheral health centre. Patient was referred to our centre with encephalopathy, evaluated and found to have hyponatremia and hypokalemia rest of biochemical parameters and septic profile were normal. Patient’s electrolyte disturbances were managed as per guidelines but encephalopathy persisted. Supportive treatment was continued and patient was discharged after 2 wks of stay in hospital after gaining full sensorium and neurological functions.


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