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Respiratory failure as initial symptom of acid maltase deficiency.
  1. R W Keunen,
  2. P C Lambregts,
  3. A A Op de Coul,
  4. E M Joosten

    Abstract

    Nine patients with adult onset acid maltase deficiency were seen at the Nijmegen University Hospital and the St Elisabeth Hospital, Tilburg , during the period 1970-1982. Five of these patients developed respiratory failure, and in four this was the initial symptom. The occurrence of respiratory failure as an early symptom of this muscular disease is discussed.

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