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Muscle Nerve. 1993 Jan;16(1):84-90.

Acute myopathy and neuropathy in status asthmaticus: case report and literature review.

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Department of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester 01655.

Abstract

A 38-year-old woman developed acute, severe weakness during the treatment of status asthmaticus that included high-dose intravenous corticosteroids. A muscle biopsy and EMG indicated a myopathy, and nerve conduction studies disclosed a neuropathic component. In association with corticosteroid tapering, the clinical, EMG, and nerve conduction abnormalities resolved. In some patients, intensive treatment of status asthmaticus may cause a reversible, toxic disorder of muscle and nerve.

PMID:
8423836
DOI:
10.1002/mus.880160114
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