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Measuring the Myosin to Actin Ratio for the Diagnosis of Critical Illness Myopathy

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Diagnosis of critical illness myopathy by muscle biopsy can be difficult, especially early in the disease course. Stibler et al used the ratio of myosin to actin to identify patients with this disorder. The authors are from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

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