Differential diagnosis of acute weakness

William W. Campbell, Thomas Robert Swift

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Abstract

Muscle weakness evolving rapidly over hours to days demands prompt diagnosis and proper treatment to prevent life-threatening respiratory insufficiency. Such weakness usually results from diseases affecting some portion of the motor unit, such as poliomyelitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, botulism, and dyskalemic myopathy. The differential diagnosis of these processes is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1371-1375
Number of pages5
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume74
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

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Botulism
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Muscle Weakness
Poliomyelitis
Muscular Diseases
Respiratory Insufficiency
Differential Diagnosis

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Differential diagnosis of acute weakness. / Campbell, William W.; Swift, Thomas Robert.

In: Southern medical journal, Vol. 74, No. 11, 01.01.1981, p. 1371-1375.

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Campbell, William W. ; Swift, Thomas Robert. / Differential diagnosis of acute weakness. In: Southern medical journal. 1981 ; Vol. 74, No. 11. pp. 1371-1375.
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