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Article | IMSEAR | ID: sea-190863


Neuromuscular weakness with no plausible cause other than critical illness has been labeled as an intensive care-acquired weakness. There are myriad causes of neuromuscular weakness in intensive care unit (ICU). Here, we present the case of an adult with a diagnosis of acute gastroenteritis due to Norovirus with acute kidney injury and sepsis presenting with acute flaccid quadriparesis which recovered fully before ICU discharge. Magnetic resonance imaging brain of this patient suggested white matter diffusion restriction with normalization of diffusion abnormality after 2 months, suggesting “transient intramyelinic edema.” We highlight that Norovirus gastroenteritis can present as myelin sheath edema causing quadriparesis mimicking other etiologies for neuromuscular weakness in ICU and discussed the various differential diagnoses of white matter demyelination and diffusion restriction in this case report.

SJA-Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia. 2013; 7 (2): 220-222
in English | IMEMR | ID: emr-130501
SJA-Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia. 2010; 4 (1): 35-37
in English | IMEMR | ID: emr-129134


Severe ovarian hyperstimulation is a rare complication of ovulation induction therapy. In this report, we are presenting a case of 33-year female, who required intensive care unit admission due to respiratory failure secondary to massive pleural effusion and ascites. With the positive history of in vitro fertilization, the patient was diagnosed to have severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Besides eh medical treatment, adnominal paracentesis for the drainage of massive ascites and tube thoracostomy were performed, resulting in gradual improvement

Humans , Female , Intensive Care Units , Respiratory Insufficiency , Pleural Effusion , Ascites , Paracentesis , Thoracostomy
Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology [The]. 2009; 15 (4): 288
in English | IMEMR | ID: emr-102148