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ICU Protocols pp 235-242 | Cite as

Acute Flaccid Paralysis

  • Charu Gauba
  • Mukul Verma
  • Vinit Suri
  • Pooja Chopra
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Abstract

Patients with rapid onset of flaccid paralysis pose a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the treating clinician. Systematic assessment, constructing a differential diagnosis, and rational approach to this problem will help in preventing intercurrent complication of this condition (Fig. 29.1).

Keywords

Compound Muscle Action Potential Lower Motor Neuron Critical Illness Polyneuropathy Critical Illness Myopathy Motor Neuron Sign 
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© Springer India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charu Gauba
    • 1
  • Mukul Verma
    • 1
  • Vinit Suri
    • 1
  • Pooja Chopra
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyIndraprastha Apollo HospitalsNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Respiratory & Critical Care MedicineIndraprastha Apollo HospitalsNew DelhiIndia

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