ABOUT OSMOTIC DEMYELINATION SYNDROME

Osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS), also called central pontine myelinolysis and extra-pontine myelinolysis, is a demyelination of the pons region of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and body.

ODS is most often derived as a complication of treatment of patients with hyponatremia (low serum sodium) in which the correction of hyponatremia occurs too rapidly leading to damage of the myelin sheath in the pons area of the brain. Once demyelination of the pons occurs, there is no cure or specific treatment and care is primarily supportive only.

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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS)