Clinical and pathological correlation in an uncommon motor neurone disease presenting with Type II respiratory failure

Siddarth Nayar, Sivaraj Rajadorai, Thomas Robertson, Ashwin Swaminathan


A 57-year-old female with asthma presented recurrently to hospital with autonomic instability and type II respiratory failure requiring invasive ventilation in intensive care unit (ICU). She was able to be discharged home with non-invasive ventilation but subsequently died from another episode of acute respiratory failure. Post-mortem examination revealed an uncommon variant of a degenerative neurological disease and highlights issues related to limitations in current diagnostic criteria.

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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

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