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Case Report

Natl J Med Res. 2013; 3(4): 420-421

Central Pontine and Extrapontine Myelinolysis in Encephalitis

Suvrendu Sankar Kar, Arijit Sinha, Bikash Chandra Seth, Biswanath Bhandari.


A 15 years male presented with fever, convulsion, unconsciousness and dystonia of acute onset. He was investigated and treated. MRI brain shows central pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis. Osmotic injury, Wilson’s disease and other possibilities were excluded by clinical findings with supportive investigations. Patient was improved satisfactorily with treatment.

Key words: encephalitis, pontine myelinolysis, extrapontine myelinolysis

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