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A Case of Severe Myoclonus due to Carbon Dioxide Retention in the Setting of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation

Onder, Halil

A-70-year-old male patient with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) over the previous 10 years was referred from Physical Therapy Department for etiological investigations on his inability to walk. His medical history revealed that he had been discharged from pulmonology 3 weeks ago after the administration of medications for COPD exacerbation. He was hospitalized for 2 weeks and received antibiotherapy of ceftriaxone (2 g intravenous daily for 1 week) for pneumonia, medication for COPD, as well as bilevel positive airway pressure (BIPAP) therapy.

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Title
Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
DOI
https://doi.org/10.7916/d8-85y8-rr41

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Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
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December 10, 2019
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