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Acquired metabolic disorders and the nervous system 

Acquired metabolic disorders and the nervous system
Acquired metabolic disorders and the nervous system

Neil Scolding

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date: 27 February 2021

Metabolic diseases and their neurological complications require a knowledge of both general internal medicine and of neurology - one reason why they are often poorly handled clinically. They range from the neurological complications of hypercalcaemia to dramatic, serious, and not uncommon neurological picture of central pontine myelinolysis and its still uncertain metabolic cause(s); from the emergence of new(-ish) disorders such as superficial siderosis and E-induced water intoxication to the changing face and context of iatrogenic Cushing’s syndrome, chemotherapy-induced nutritional and metabolic disruption. This brief and partial list helps to emphasize the importance and impact of acquired neurometabolic diseases. This chapter aims to deal with these, or to point elsewhere in this text to where they are covered.

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