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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine