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Potentially life-threatening emergency
Neuromuscular respiratory failure
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Potentially life-threatening emergency

Neuromuscular respiratory failure

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Synopsis

Multiple neurological and muscular diseases can manifest with compromised respiratory function and even failure. Characterized by weakness in the respiratory muscles, hypoxemia, dyspnea, dysphagia, nonproductive cough, and fatigue. Presentation varies; other findings include headache, atelectasis, muscle atrophy, dysphonia, insomnia, stridor, tachycardia, tachypnea, bradypnea, and cyanosis. Associated conditions include Guillain-Barré syndrome, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, aspiration pneumonia, cerebral vascular accident, glycogen storage diseases, Huntington disease, Parkinson disease, syringomyelia, transverse myelitis, and polymyositis.

Diagnosis and treatment of the underlying disease may help alleviate symptoms.

Codes

ICD10CM:
J96.90 – Respiratory failure, unspecified, unspecified whether with hypoxia or hypercapnia

SNOMEDCT:
409622000 – Respiratory failure

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Last Updated: 03/28/2017
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Potentially life-threatening emergency
Neuromuscular respiratory failure
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Neuromuscular respiratory failure : Atelectasis, Dysarthria, Hypoxemia, Muscle weakness, Drowsiness, Dysphagia, Dyspnea
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