The effect of streptomycin and colistin on myasthenic patients

Y. Herishanu

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-273
Number of pages4
JournalStereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1969
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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