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Myopathy and neurogenic muscular atrophy in unexpected cardiopulmonary arrest.
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PMID:  21501304     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background:  Neuromuscular disorders can be the cause of sudden death of infants because of their weakness and gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Methods:  Muscle biopsy and genetic studies were performed by usual method. Results:  In this report four cases of infants with neuromuscular disorders (two cases of congenital myopathy and two cases of spinal muscular atrophy) who had unexpected cardiopulmonary arrest on arrival (CPAOA) are presented. Two of the cases did not show any symptoms, such as muscle weakness prior to CPAOA. The diagnosis was based on the results of the muscle biopsy and genetic examination. Conclusion:  These results suggest that sudden infant death caused by neuromuscular disorders should be considered.
Hisashi Kawashima; Chiako Ishii; Gaku Yamanaka; Hiroaki Ioi; Shigeo Nishimata; Yasuyo Kashiwagi; Kouji Takekuma; Tasuku Miyajima; Akinori Hoshika; Ichizo Nishino; Ikuya Nonaka
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1442-200X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Int     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886002     Medline TA:  Pediatr Int     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 The Authors.Pediatrics International © 2011 Japan Pediatric Society.
Department of Pediatrics, Tokyo Medical University Department of Neuromuscular Research, National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan.
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