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Critical illness myopathy
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
  • Salima Moez Meherali, Aga Khan University
  • Yasmin Parpio, Aga Khan University
  • Tazeen Ali, Aga Khan University
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Critical illness myopathy (CIM) is a syndrome of widespread muscle weakness and neurological dysfunction which can develop in critically ill patients receiving intensive care. CIM are often distinguished largely on the basis of specialized electrophysiologic testing or muscle and nerve biopsy and its causes are unknown, though they are thought to be a possible neurological manifestation of systemic inflammatory response syndrome usually developing in patients after a brief period of stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This case report aims to analyze the Clinical feature, diagnosis and treatment of CIM of 60 years old male case with Chronic Obstructive Lung disease (COPD) admitted to the intensive care. Health professionals working at critical care unit should be aware that any ICU patient may develop CIM.
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Salima Moez Meherali, Yasmin Parpio and Tazeen Ali. "Critical illness myopathy" Journal of Pakistan Medical Association Vol. 60 Iss. 11 (2010) p. 961 - 963
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