Diagnostic value of systemic curare testing

F. J. Balestrieri, D. S. Prough

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A patient with respiratory failure secondary to severe weakness of the respiratory musculature, possibly due to MG, is presented. Thymectomy was proposed since the patient was young, had had severe disease for more than one year, and had not improved adequately with anticholinesterase therapy. Since the diagnostic work-up described above was inconclusive, the diagnosis was confirmed by systemic curare testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-227
Number of pages2
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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