Weakness in the ICU: Guillain-Barré syndrome, myasthenia gravis, and critical illness polyneuropathy/myopathy.

@article{Green2005WeaknessIT,
  title={Weakness in the ICU: Guillain-Barr{\'e} syndrome, myasthenia gravis, and critical illness polyneuropathy/myopathy.},
  author={Deborah M. Green},
  journal={The neurologist},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={338-47}
}
BACKGROUND Weakness in the ICU may be caused by a number of disorders. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and myasthenia gravis (MG) are examples of conditions that might lead to an ICU admission. The most likely cause of weakness after ICU admission is critical illness polyneuropathy/myopathy (CIP/M). REVIEW SUMMARY Studies have attempted to determine both… CONTINUE READING