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October 1977

Bilateral Diaphragmatic Paralysis in Association With Neurogenic Disease

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(10):1455-1457. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630220087020

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)