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Title: Acute quadriplegia caused by necrotizing myopathy in a renal transplant recipient with severe pneumonia: Acute onset and complete recovery
Authors: Tu, G.-W
Song, J.-Q
Ting, S.K.S 
Ju, M.-J
He, H.-Y
Dong, J.-H
Luo, Z
Keywords: caspofungin
cotrimoxazole
Cytomegalovirus antibody
fentanyl
ganciclovir
immunoglobulin M antibody
methylprednisolone
morphine
moxifloxacin
mycophenolate mofetil
prednisolone
propofol
rocuronium
tacrolimus
ubidecarenone
virus DNA
vitamin B group
acute disease
acute graft rejection
adult
areflexia
Article
artificial ventilation
case report
computer assisted tomography
critical illness
critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy
cytomegalovirus infection
daily life activity
disease severity
drug dose reduction
endotracheal intubation
enteric feeding
fever
flaccid paralysis
graft recipient
hospital admission
human
human cell
human tissue
hypoxemia
hypoxia
intensive care unit
kidney biopsy
kidney graft
kidney graft rejection
lung infiltrate
male
muscle biopsy
muscle necrosis
muscle strength
mycosis
myopathy
neurologic examination
nutritional support
polyneuropathy
positive end expiratory pressure
quadriplegia
rehabilitation care
tracheostomy
treatment duration
treatment response
virus pneumonia
adverse effects
complication
kidney transplantation
middle aged
muscle disease
pneumonia
quadriplegia
severity of illness index
Humans
Kidney Transplantation
Male
Middle Aged
Muscular Diseases
Pneumonia
Quadriplegia
Severity of Illness Index
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Tu, G.-W, Song, J.-Q, Ting, S.K.S, Ju, M.-J, He, H.-Y, Dong, J.-H, Luo, Z (2015). Acute quadriplegia caused by necrotizing myopathy in a renal transplant recipient with severe pneumonia: Acute onset and complete recovery. European Journal of Medical Research 20 (1) : 11. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40001-015-0087-7
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy are multifaceted complications that follow severe illnesses involving the sensorimotor axons and proximal skeletal muscles. These syndromes have rarely been reported among renal transplant recipients. In this paper, we report a case of acute quadriplegia caused by necrotizing myopathy in a renal transplant recipient with severe pneumonia. The muscle strength in the patient's extremities improved gradually after four weeks of comprehensive treatment, and his daily life activities were normal a year after being discharged. © 2015 Tu et al.
Source Title: European Journal of Medical Research
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/180344
ISSN: 9492321
DOI: 10.1186/s40001-015-0087-7
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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