Three myasthenic patients were presented whose clinical condition severely worsened shortly after institution of streptomycin and colistin treatment. The clinical changes observed were: apnea and cardiac standstill in two patients and severe swallowing disturbances in a third. Increased doses of anticholinesterase medication were necessary. The aggravating effect of antibiotics associated with infection on myasthenic patients is stressed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology