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Nitrous oxide-induced polyneuropathy in a teenager
  1. M-Y Huang,
  2. W Tsai,
  3. W-H Chang
  1. Emergency Department, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. Dr M-Y Huang, Emergency Department, Mackay Memorial Hospital, 92, Section 2, Chung-Shan North Road, Taipei, Taiwan; m.c.yuan{at}

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A 19-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 2-day history of progressive weakness of the lower extremities and gait disturbance. She complained that her whole legs felt numb initially, followed by loss of control 1 week before presentation. Eventually she was unable to walk without assistance. Physical examination showed moderate muscle weakness of the lower …

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