Tubular aggregate myopathy presenting with acute type II respiratory failure and severe orthopnoea

Shahrizaila, N.; Lim, W. S.; Robson, D. K.; Kinnear, W. J.; Wills, A. J.
January 2006
Thorax;Jan2006, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p89
Academic Journal
Acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF) is a common reason for hospital admission. Most patients have an underlying chronic lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We report the case of a man who presented with AHRF secondary to tubular aggregate myopathy.


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