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Central pontine myelinolysis


* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
  • CPM
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  • I was diagnosed with central pontine myelinolysis by the Cleveland Clinic. I'm only two weeks out from the start of symptoms. I'm worried because I don't know the progression of this disease. I'm worried that I might still develop new issues. I'm concerned I might still go into a locked-in state. I want to know what are the statistics for this disease - how many people recover?  How many people get worse? What's the time frame that they get worse in?  Is there any treatment?  Is there a support group?  Are there any doctors who specialize in this type of neurological dysfunction? Click here for answer