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Hereditary motor and sensor neuropathy: a cause of acute stridor
  1. T Jaiganesh,
  2. A Bentley
  1. Intensive Care Unit, North Manchester General Hospital, Delaunays Road, Crumpsall, Manchester M8 6RB
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr A M Bentley
 Ventilatory Support Unit, Wythenshaws Hospital, Southmoor Road, Manchester, M23 9LT;


We present an acute stridor secondary to bilateral vocal cord paresis in a patient with demyelinating form (type I) of hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN). Management problems are discussed and HMSN reviewed.

  • CMT, charcot marie tooth
  • ENT, ear, nose, and throat
  • HMSN, hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy
  • ICU, intensive care unit
  • PMA, peroneal muscular atrophy
  • hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy

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  • Competing interests: none declared