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Although the use of high-dose intravenous corticosteroids can result in acute generalized weakness (acute quadriplegic myopathy, see below), the typical corticosteroid myopathy is characterized by the insidious onset of proximal muscle weakness with normal serum CK levels.
The first case of acute quadriplegic myopathy was described, in 1977, in a mechanically ventilated patient with status asthmaticus, who received neuromuscular blockade and high doses of intravenous corticosteroids.
In acute quadriplegic myopathy, generalized muscle weakness, typically, develops over several days.
Although acute quadriplegic myopathy is associated with a 30% mortality rate, those that recover gradually regain strength over a period of several months.
Acute quadriplegic myopathy: analysis of myosin isoforms and evidence for calpain-medicated proteolysis.
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