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J Korean Assoc EMG Electrodiagn Med 1999;1(1):116-120.
Published online January 1, 1999.
A Case of Critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy - Clinical, Electrophysiologic and pathologic Findings
Abstract
Critically ill partients may develop muscle weakness or paralysis during the course of sepsis and multi-organ failure. Neuropathy, myopathy, or both have been suggested as causes. We observed a case of peripheral neuropathy and mypoathy during the course of sepsis and multi-organ failure in a 42 year old woman. The electrophysioligical studies, peripheral nerve and muscle biopsy confirmed the involvement of both peripaheral nerve and muscles.
Key Words: Critical illness polyneuropathy, Myopathy, Sepsis. Multi-organ failure


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