Recurrent Critical Illness Myopathy in an Asthmatic Patient Treated with Corticosteroids

Yelena Lindenbaum, Sharon P. Nations, Richard J. Barohn, Gil I. Wolfe

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Abstract

We report a case of recurrent critical illness myopathy in an asthmatic patient who was treated for respiratory failure with high doses of intravenous corticosteroids alone without exposure to nondepolarizing neuromuscular-blocking agents. Each episode was followed by substantial symptomatic improvement. Our experience indicates that intravenous corticosteroids should be used with special caution in patients with a history of critical illness myopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-146
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
Volume1
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000

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  • Clinical Neurology

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