Abstract

Critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy (CIPNM) is a common complication seen in patients with critical illness. However, long-lasting oropharyngeal dysphagia in patients with CIPNM has not been reported previously. Besides, severe dysphagia is also a rare condition in patients with diabetes. Here, we present the case of a woman with diabetes, who developed neuromuscular weakness after recovery from severe pneumonia and respiratory failure. Brain lesion was excluded by magnetic resonance imaging of brain. CIPNM was confirmed by nerve conduction and electromyographic studies. Videofluoroscopic swallow study showed severe oropharyngeal dysphagia. The general weakness and functional status improved gradually after rehabilitation. However, the dysphagia persisted and she required tubal feeding. Although the pathogenesis of CIPNM is still not well known, adequate rehabilitation program could be beneficial for improving the function of these patient
Original languageTraditional Chinese
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
Journal台灣復健醫學雜誌
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Polyneuropathies
Muscular Diseases
Deglutition Disorders
Rehabilitation
Neural Conduction
Brain
Deglutition
Critical Illness
Respiratory Insufficiency
Pneumonia
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Keywords

  • critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy
  • dysphagia
  • diabetes mellitus

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危症後多發性神經肌肉病變之吞嚥困難:病例報告. / Chen, Hung-Chou; Hsu, Yen-Hsia ; Chen, Shih-Ching; Wang, Tyng-Guey; Tseng, Sung-Hui; Kang, Jiunn-Horng.

In: 台灣復健醫學雜誌, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2011, p. 117-122.

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