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Muscle Nerve. 2012 Sep;46(3):440-2. doi: 10.1002/mus.23445.

Myasthenic crisis patients who require intensive care unit management.

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Department of Neurology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860-8556, Japan. hideya5783@fc.kuh.kumamoto-u.ac.jp

Abstract

The purpose of this report was to investigate predictive factors that necessitate intensive care in myasthenic crisis (MC). We retrospectively reviewed MC patients at our institution and compared ICU and ward management groups. Higher MG-ADL scale scores, non-ocular initial symptoms, infection-triggered findings, and higher MGFA classification were observed more frequently in the ICU group. In patients with these prognostic factors, better outcomes may be obtained with early institution of intensive care.

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22907237
DOI:
10.1002/mus.23445
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