Rapid weaning from mechanical ventilator in acute cervical cord multiple sclerosis lesion after steroids

Sean J. Pittock, Moses Rodriguez, Eelco F.M. Wijdicks

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Abstract

We report a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS), who developed neuromuscular respiratory failure requiring ventilation because of a cervical cord relapse. Serial pulamonary fuction tests documented improvement after steroid treatment. Cervical cord or brainstem relapses should be suspected in MS patient with respiratory failure. Identification and management of this critical condition are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1550-1551
Number of pages2
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Volume93
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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