Spinal hydatidosis mimicking Guillain Barre syndrome: in case of doubt there is no rush to perform lumbar puncture

Autor(es): Belkouch Ahmed,Mouhsine Abdelilah,Sirbou Rachid,Zidouh Saad,Bakkali Taoufik,El Fikri Abdelghani,Belyamani Lahcen

Resumo: Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a challenging pathology which diagnosis is based essentially on the clinical examination and the results of lumbar puncture. Differential diagnosis must be discussed if the clinical picture is not complete. We present the case of a patient who presented to the emergency department with symptoms evoking both GBS and spinal cord compression. The Radiology showed a diffused spinal hydatidosis. The lumbar puncture must be carefully considered. In this case, it would have exposed the patient to hydatid dissemination.

Palavras-Chave: Guillain Barre Syndrome; Lumbar puncture; Spinal hydatidosis

Imprenta: The Pan African Medical Journal, v. 19, p. 348, 2014

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.11604/pamj.2014.19.348.5783

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Cytopathology ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Clinical examination

Data de publicação: 2014