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October 1977

Bilateral Diaphragmatic Paralysis in Association With Neurogenic Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Pulmonary Disease Section (Drs Blythe and Griffin), Medical Service (Drs Blythe and Griffin), and Neurology Service (Dr Gonyea), Memphis Veterans Administration Hospital, and the Departments of Medicine (Drs Blythe and Griffin) and Neurology (Dr Gonyea), University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis.

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)

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