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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 219--220

Parkinsonism and recovery in central and extrapontine myelinolysis


Department of Neurology, SMS Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashok Panagariya
‘Raj Niketan’, 7, Moti Doongri Road, Jaipur
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.16417

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Central pontine myelinolysis is a demyelinating affection of central pons diagnosed on the basis of characteristic MRI finding in an appropriate clinical setting. The condition has been described as universally fatal; however, recent reports of recovery have been documented. We report a case of central pontine and extra pontine myelinolysis, which presented with parkinsonian features apart from bulbar symptoms and made a remarkable recovery. A short review of the literature follows.






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