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A salty dilemma: A case report of anorexia nervosa with osmotic demyelination syndrome due to hypernatremia
  • Hanieh Radkhah,
  • Sadaf Parvin,
  • Bahareh Shateri Amiri
Hanieh Radkhah
Sina Hospital
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Sadaf Parvin
Iran University of Medical Sciences
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Bahareh Shateri Amiri
Hazrat-e Rasool General Hospital

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Osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS) happens in osmotic stress. Thiamine deficiency causes Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS). A 39-year-old woman with anorexia nervosa presented with impaired consciousness. Sodium was 179, MRI showed signs of ODS and WKS. Hypernatremia is argued as a rare ODS cause. In malnutrition, WKS might overlap with ODS.