Journal of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

Tuğçe Saltoğlu, Burak Geçer, Yeşim Sücüllü Karadağ

Department of Neurology, University of Health Sciences, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye

Keywords: Central pontine myelinolysis, extrapontine myelinolysis, parkinsonism.


Osmotic demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, appearing to be two distinct variants named central pontine myelinolysis and extrapontine myelinolysis, are rare, and the underlying cause is commonly the rapid correction of the sodium levels. The clinical features of osmotic demyelinating syndromes are usually quadriparesis, dysphagia, dysarthria, locked-in syndrome, coma, and rarely movement disorders. Herein, we present the case of a 61-year-old female who developed acute onset parkinsonism due to central pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis.

Citation: Saltoğlu T, Geçer B, Sücüllü Karadağ Y. Pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis presenting as acute parkinsonism. Parkinson Hast Harek Boz Derg 2021;24(1-2):10-15.

Author Contributions

All authors contributed equally to the article.

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