Early-onset respiratory failure caused by severe congenital neuromuscular disease

D. L. Sandler, D. J. Burchfield, J. A. McCarthy, A. M. Rojiani, W. H. Drummond

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Two unrelated infants with low Apgar scores, pneumothoraces, and severe pulmonary hypertension were treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation while receiving chemical sedation and neuromuscular paralysis. After decannulation from extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, hypotonia and hypoventilation persisted. Neurologic evaluation confirmed that both infants had a congenital myopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)636-638
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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