Severe hypertension and raised haematocrit: unusual presentation of Guillain-Barré syndrome

Autor(es): Richards A M,Nicholls M G,Beard M E,Parkin P J,Espiner E A

Resumo: A 36 year old man presented with headache, polyuria, thirst and weakness of the lower limbs. Hypertension and a high haematocrit were striking features on initial assessment. Subsequently the full picture of Guillain-Barré syndrome developed. Hormone measurement revealed marked sympathetic nervous system and renin-angiotensin system activation with a return to normal of both blood pressure and hormones with neurological recovery.

Imprenta: Postgraduate Medical Journal, v. 61, n. 711, p. 53-55, 1985

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1136/pgmj.61.711.53

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis

Data de publicação: 1985