Postural guarding and hypertension as initial manifestations of Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Autor(es): Singer J. I.; Back K.

Resumo: A child without any prodromal events presented with incapacitating, symmetrical limb pain intensified by any movement. He lacked objective motor weakness or reflex changes. A provisional diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome was not entertained despite sequential examinations that further documented dysesthesia, postural guarding, and hypertension. The clinician must consider Guillain-Barré syndrome as a cause for self-imposed immobilization associated with autonomic dysfunction.

Imprenta: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, v. 7, n. 2, p. 177-179, 1989

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Public health

Data de publicação: 1989