As with neuropathies, patients with a defect in neuromuscular transmission or myopathies may present either before or after admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), usually depending upon the underlying cause. However, in both instances the approach is similar. There should be systematic investigation for disorders of the high cervical spinal cord, peripheral nerve, neuromuscular junction, and muscle.

Traditional texts have listed only conditions such as myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, botulinium toxicity, acute myoglobinuria, and muscular dystrophy as myopathies to be considered in the ICU. Here, we describe the less well-known myopathies that present after admission to the ICU.

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Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

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