Neuromuscular Emergencies

Neuromuscular Emergencies
Neuromuscular Emergencies

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Ep157 Neuromuscular Disease for Emergency Medicine

There is a long list of rare neuromuscular diseases. Nonetheless, there are a few that you are likely to see in the ED, that are relevant to Emergency Medicine because they require timely diagnosis and treatment... we keep it short and simple by limiting our discussion to the key clinical clues and management strategies of two of the more common acute life-threatening neuromuscular diseases, myasthenia gravis and Guillain Barré syndrome, and how to distinguish them from their mimics…

Guillain-Barré syndrome and myasthenia gravis are two neuromuscular disorders that can present with rapid respiratory compromise and subsequent mortality. Fortunately, they both present with hallmarks…

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 Ep157 Neuromuscular Disease for Emergency Medicine

There is a long list of rare neuromuscular diseases. Nonetheless, there are a few that you are likely to see in the ED, that are relevant to Emergency Medicine because they require timely diagnosis and treatment

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GBS: Progressive bilateral, ascending, relatively symmetric weakness of the limbs + areflexia. MG: Fluctuating, fatigable weakness of commonly used muscles

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