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, Volume 175 , Issue 6 , pp 363 –366 | Cite as

Nontraumatic Bilateral Diaphragmatic Myopathy: An Unusual Disturbance

  • P.  Morales
  • E.  Cases
  • J.  Gudín
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Abstract.

Bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis (BDP) is an uncommon entity among neuromuscular diseases. We present a young female with no triggering factors who developed progressive dyspnea with respiratory failure. Further studies led to the diagnosis of BDP.

Key words: Diaphragmatic myopathy—Diaphragmatic paralysis—Idiopathic diaphragmatic paralysis. 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • P.  Morales
    • 1
  • E.  Cases
    • 1
  • J.  Gudín
    • 2
  1. 1.Servicio de Neumologia, Hospital Universitario La Fe, Valencia 46009, EspañaES
  2. 2.Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos, Hospital Universitario La Fe, Valencia 46009, EspañaES

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