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Osmotic demyelination syndrome after correction of severe hyponatremia and hypokalemia in hyperemesis gravidarum (1)

Serial serum concentrations of sodium [Na+] and potassium [K+] during active treatment for correction of severe hyponatremia and hypokalemia. (Source: Corona G, Simonetti L, Giuliani C, Sforza A, Peri A. A case of osmotic demyelination syndrome occurred after the correction of severe hyponatraemia in hyperemesis gravidarum. BMC Endocr Disord 2014;14:34. Creative Commons Attribution license,

Associated Disorders

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