intermediate syndrome

intermediate syndrome

Toxicology A condition caused by organophosphorus insecticides, characterized by chronic distal motor polyneuropathy, possibly due to a neuromuscular junction defect Clinical 5% to 10% of those exposed develop paralysis of cranial motor nerves, proximal limb, cervical flexor and respiratory muscles; onset, 1-4 days after a cholinergic phase

Patient discussion about intermediate syndrome

Q. What is the difference between Asperger's Syndrome and Autism? My 3 year old nephew has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Is this the same as Autism?

A. Here is a video which explains about Asperger's Syndrome, which might help you understand the difference between that and autism:
http://www.5min.com/Video/What-is-Asperger-Syndrome-6213

Q. what is the difference between two. which is mild one( aspergers syndrome and autism)

A. Asperger disorder is indeed the milder disorder on the autistic spectrum of disorders. It is a condition in which the child is markedly impaired in social relatedness and shows repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior without a delay in language development or mental retardation. In contrast, autism is characterized by problems with language and social skills, repetitive behavior, as well as mental retardation in many cases.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autism.html

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Intermediate syndrome was defined as proximal muscle weakness and/or respiratory distress occurring 24 to 96 hours after OP ingestion with or without the need for mechanical ventilation (9).
The authors observed that while intermediate syndrome occurred in 28.
The use of glycopyrrolate in a case of intermediate syndrome following acute organophosphate poisoning.

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