Acute myopathy after status asthmaticus: steroids, myorelaxants or carbon dioxide?

@article{Goh1999AcuteMA,
  title={Acute myopathy after status asthmaticus: steroids, myorelaxants or carbon dioxide?},
  author={Adrian Yu Teik Goh and Patrick W-K Chan},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={1999},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={97-9}
}
Acute myopathy complicating treatment of status asthmaticus has been increasingly recognized since its original description in 1977. We report a case of an 11-year-old boy with severe asthma requiring mechanical ventilation. He was given high doses of parenteral steroids and neuromuscular blockade with non-depolarizing agents in order to achieve controlled hypoventilation with an ensuing hypercapnoea. He developed rhabdomyolysis with elevated creatinine kinase and renal impairment secondary to… CONTINUE READING
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