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critical illness polyneuropathy

My husbond have been in intensive care after an operation (diffuse peritonitis with perforation of the ileus) unfortunately he developed a serius illness with sepsis and multi organ failure, including resperatory distress, DIC syndrom (syndrome),liver affection, ATIN and cardial insufferiency. He was in in the intensive care unit for 3
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Critical illness polyneuropathy is a condition which involves damage to the nerves in the arms and legs (occasionally the face) due to a severe illness in an intensive care unit. The exact cause of this condition is not known. There have been no clear treatments developed. However, most patients have a near complete recovery over time. Once the diagnosis is established, there is no need for follow-up nerve tests. This condition does need to be differentiated from critical illness myopathy though. This would have been done by a EMG (muscle/nerve test).

The verbal apraxia, dyspraxia, and speech difficulties would not be secondary to the polyneuropathy. These may represent a stroke. You should discuss this with your doctor.

Regarding treatment, rehabilitation and support are the most important things to improve recovery. Good luck.
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