Summary

Pediatr Int. 2011 Apr;53(2):159-61. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-200X.2010.03211.x.

Myopathy and neurogenic muscular atrophy in unexpected cardiopulmonary arrest.

Abstract:

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.

日本語要旨:

心肺停止状態で来院した4例の神経・筋疾患罹患乳児を提示した。このうち2例は突然死の前に筋力低下を呈していなかった。このことは、乳児の突然死では、原因として、神経・筋疾患の可能性も考慮する必要があることを示唆している。

PMID:  21501304

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