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Pontine myelinolysis after correction of hyponatremia during burn resuscitation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2050724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Central pontine myelinolysis is a neurologic disease produced by the rapid correction of hyponatremia. This report describes the occurrence of central pontine myelinolysis in a patient with burns. The natural history of this paralyzing condition and suggestions for its prevention are discussed. Severely burned and hyponatremic patients are at risk for this disorder because a large amount of sodium ion is typically required for the treatment of burn shock. Awareness of this phenomenon and avoidance of rapid correction of hyponatremia are essential to its prevention.
Authors:
B J Cohen; M H Jordan; S D Chapin; B Cape; R Laureno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0273-8481     ISO Abbreviation:  J Burn Care Rehabil     Publication Date:    1991 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-24     Completed Date:  1991-07-24     Revised Date:  2006-08-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8110188     Medline TA:  J Burn Care Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 20010-2975.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Body Surface Area
Burns / complications,  therapy*
Demyelinating Diseases / etiology,  therapy*
Female
Fluid Therapy / methods
Humans
Hyponatremia / therapy*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Necrosis
Pons / pathology*

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