What is the role of CSF analysis in the workup 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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Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) probably is not necessary when the etiology and diagnosis are obvious. CSF studies may demonstrate increased opening pressure, elevated protein, or mononuclear pleocytosis.


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