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
StatePublished - Mar 2000

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Muscular Diseases
Critical Illness
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
Respiratory Insufficiency

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Recurrent Critical Illness Myopathy in an Asthmatic Patient Treated with Corticosteroids. / Lindenbaum, Yelena; Nations, Sharon P.; Barohn, Richard J.; Wolfe, Gil I.

In: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease, Vol. 1, No. 3, 03.2000, p. 145-146.

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Lindenbaum, Yelena ; Nations, Sharon P. ; Barohn, Richard J. ; Wolfe, Gil I. / Recurrent Critical Illness Myopathy in an Asthmatic Patient Treated with Corticosteroids. In: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease. 2000 ; Vol. 1, No. 3. pp. 145-146.
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