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Change in serum sodium concentration in extrapontine myelinolysis and rhabdomyolysis

Change in serum sodium concentration (mEq/L) over more than 5 days (D). Note that the x-axis is not strictly linear, so the time-intervals are not uniform across all of the days. (Source: Choudhary G, Qureshi F, Arora A, Kothari N, Tiwari S, Bhatia P. Postpartum hypernatremia with extrapontine rhabdomyelinolysis: a case report. Qatar Med J 2022;2022[4]:45. Creative Commons Attribution license [CC BY],

Associated Disorders

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