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Volume 2007, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

Recently it has been found that many critically ill patients develop secondary neuromuscular disorders following admission to intensive care units (ICU). One of these is critical illness polyneuropathy (CIP), a widespread symmetrical disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system and often associated with sepsis and multi-organ dysfunction. Two percent of all intensive care patients and as many as 80% of septic patients develop critical illness polyneuropathy which leads to a considerably increased risk of in-hospital mortality. The exact etiology of the condition is not known but various risk factors, differential diagnosis, treatment, management and prognosis are discussed in this report of ci woman who, following caesarian section, developed CIP, septic shock, multi-organ failure and subsequently died.

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  • Article Type: Case Report
Keyword(s): critical illness polyneuropathy , HELLP syndrome , multi-organ failure and sepsis
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