Acute steroid-induced tetraplegia following status asthmaticus.

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Journal Article

A 10-year-old girl was treated for an acute asthmatic attack with ventilation and a high-dose steroids regimen. An areflexic paralysis of the four limbs was noted when artificial ventilatory support was withdrawn. Electromyography and a muscle biopsy revealed marked myopathic features. We discuss the unusual presentation of an acute steroid-induced myopathy in an asthmatic patient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kaplan, PW; Rocha, W; Sanders, DB; D'Souza, B; Spock, A

Published Date

  • July 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 78 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 121 - 123

PubMed ID

  • 3725482

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3725482

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-4275

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-4005

Language

  • eng