What are the possible complications 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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Possible complications include those associated with severe central nervous system injury and reduced activity, such as the following:

  • Ventilator dependency

  • Aspiration pneumonia

  • Venous thrombosis

  • Pulmonary embolism

  • Contractures

  • Muscle wasting

  • Decubitus ulcers

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Depression


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