Reversible tetraplegia after percutaneous nephrostolithotomy and septic shock: a case of critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy with acute onset and complete recovery

@inproceedings{Li2013ReversibleTA,
  title={Reversible tetraplegia after percutaneous nephrostolithotomy and septic shock: a case of critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy with acute onset and complete recovery},
  author={Hai Li and Li-min Wu and Xiang-bo Kong and Yi Hou and Rui Zhao and Hongyan Li and Hong-Liang Zhang},
  booktitle={BMC nephrology},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Critical illness polyneuropathy (CIP) and critical illness myopathy (CIM) are complications causing weakness of respiratory and limb muscles in critically ill patients. As an important differential diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), CIP and CIM should be diagnosed with caution, after a complete clinical and laboratory examination. Although not uncommon in ICU, CIP and CIM as severe complications of percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (PNL) have not been documented in literature… CONTINUE READING