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A challenging case of hypercapnic respiratory failure during pregnancy.

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We describe a 40-year-old female who presented with progressive breathlessness and hypercapnic respiratory failure during pregnancy secondary to undiagnosed muscle-specific kinase myasthenia gravis. Her presentation was progressive and protracted, having over five contacts with healthcare professionals over nine months, many of these predating her pregnancy. Her atypical presentation for myasthenia with minimal limb weakness led to consideration of other causes of hypercapnic respirato...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1753495x20944707

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1927-1594
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Obstetric Medicine Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
2
Pages:
121-124
Place of publication:
England
Publication date:
2020-10-19
Acceptance date:
2020-06-30
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EISSN:
1753-4968
ISSN:
1753-495X
Pmid:
34394724
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1139009
Local pid:
pubs:1139009
Deposit date:
2022-02-16

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