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Asymmetric reduction of dopamine transporters in central pontine myelinolysis (SPECT)

DaT-scan SPECT showing asymmetric reduction of dopamine transporters in right striatum. (Source: Antonioni A, Rispoli V, Fazio P, Golfrè Andreasi N, Govoni V, Granieri E. Development of Parkinsonism in a patient with central pontine myelinolysis. Neurol Int 2022;14[3]:673-7. Creative Commons Attribution license [CC BY],

Associated Disorders

  • Alcoholism
  • Extrapontine myelinolysis
  • Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state
  • Hypokalemia
  • Malnutrition
  • Osmotic myelinolysis