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Reversible sensorimotor impairment following prolonged ventilation with isoflurane and vecuronium for acute severe asthma.
  1. H du Peloux Menagé,
  2. S Duffy,
  3. D W Yates,
  4. J A Hughes
  1. Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells.


    A patient with acute asthma developed severe sensorimotor neuropathy while being ventilated with isoflurane and receiving vecuronium and fentanyl. The neuropathy resolved spontaneously within three months of the episode. This unusual complication may result from prolonged use of inhalational anaesthesia or of vecuronium, or both.

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