Differential diagnosis of acute weakness

Autor(es): Campbell W W,Swift T R

Resumo: Muscle weakness evolving rapidly over hours to days demands prompt diagnosis and proper treatment to prevent life-threatening respiratory insufficiency. Such weakness usually results from disease affecting some portion of the motor unit, such as poliomyelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, botulism, and dyskalemic myopathy. The differential diagnosis of these processes is discussed.

Imprenta: Southern Medical Journal, v. 74, n. 11, p. 1371-1375, 1981

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Cell ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis

Data de publicação: 1981