Transitory spinal cord swelling in a 6-year-old boy with Guillain-Barré syndrome

Autor(es): Delhaas T,Kamphuis D J,Witkamp T D

Resumo: A 6-year-old boy developed progressive motor weakness and areflexia. The clinical picture, combined with electrophysiological findings, indicated a diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). MRI on admission revealed spinal cord swelling and increased signal intensity within the cord. It is concluded that, since a degree of central nervous system involvement can occasionally be part of the spectrum of GBS, swelling of the spinal cord without contrast enhancement does not exclude a diagnosis of GBS.

Imprenta: Pediatric Radiology, v. 28, n. 7, p. 544-546, 1998

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1007/s002470050408

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Cytopathology

Data de publicação: 1998