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Problem-solving in clinical practice: breathing difficulty and muscle weakness following allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation


Acute weakness and dyspnoea are unusual presentation after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) complicated by chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). The differential diagnosis and management are challenging for the paediatrician. This case chronicles the diagnostic journey of a child who presented with weakness, dyspnoea and difficulty in speech, 2 years after allogeneic HSCT and GVHD and explores the approach to neurological manifestations in this context.

  • myasthenia gravis
  • bone marrow transplant
  • graft versus host disease

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