Myasthenic crisis lies along the fault-line between neurology and pulmonology. This creates a potentially dangerous situation, wherein nobody is fully informed or wholly responsible for the patient. To complicate matters further, traditional dogmas surrounding the monitoring of pulmonary function and indications for intubation are frequently wrong. This chapter attempts to provide a reasonable approach to myasthenic crisis. However, high-quality evidence is is largely absent, so a considerable amount of clinical judgement is required.
The IBCC chapter is located here.
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