A patient had complete diaphragmatic paralysis and his disease progressed to include systemic neurological deficit. The cause is unknown. Appropriate diagnostic tests are emphasized, and a discussion of potential etiologies with a review of the literature of idiopathic diaphragmatic paralysis is presented.
(Arch Intern Med 137:1455-1457, 1977)
Blythe JA, Griffin JP, Gonyea EF. Bilateral Diaphragmatic Paralysis in Association With Neurogenic Disease. Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(10):1455-1457. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630220087020