Polyneuropathy in critical illness

M. Mouallem*, A. Adunsky, H. Semo, M. Dolgopiat

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Critical illness polyneuropathy developed in 8 patients aged 22-84 years in our intensive care units. This acute polyneuropathy, predominantly axonal and motor, develops in the setting of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome and multi-organ failure. It is found in about 50% of patients treated in intensive care units for more than 2 weeks. In those who survive, neurological and functional recovery is the rule.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)686-689, 755
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2 May 1999
Externally publishedYes


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