Unsuspected accidental cutaneous exposure to an organophosphate insecticide caused flaccid paralysis in a 10-year-old girl. Electromyogram demonstrated repetitive compound muscle action potentials in response to a single stimulus of nerve; decremental response, more prominent at higher rates of stimulation; worsening of decremental response after edrophonium injection; and normal nerve conduction velocities. Electromyogram with repetitive nerve stimulation and an edrophonium test may provide a simple and rapid method for diagnosis of acute organophosphate poisoning.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annals of Neurology|
|State||Published - 1986|
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