Pseudo-Locked-In Syndrome and Apnea Due to Critical Illness Myopathy

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Selena Au MD
Darrel Cotton MD
Andreas Kramer
Jeffery Joseph

polyneuropathy, critical illness myopathy, severe critical illness myopathy,


Critical Illness myopathy and polyneuropathy are common complications that occur in critically ill patients. Critical Illness myopathy and polyneuropathy are typically recognized in the ICU setting by the development of acquired weakness and failure to wean from ventilatory support. We report a case of a patient who developed severe critical illness myopathy that resulted in near-quadriplegia, apnea and ophthalmoplegia.
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