What is the prognosis of central pontine myelinolysis (CPM)?

Updated: Oct 09, 2017
  • Author: Christopher Luzzio, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Death is common. Maximum recovery from central pontine myelinolysis may require several months. Chronic neurologic deficits range from locked-in syndrome to spastic quadriparesis. Patients with extrapontine lesions may exhibit tremor and ataxia.


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