Variante faringo-cérvico-braquial del síndrome de Guillain-Barre

Autor(es): Pinal-Fernández, I.; Garrigasait, V. V.; Fernández-Codina, A.; Aranda, R. S.

Resumo: Guillain-Barré syndrome is an acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Infrequent loco-regional variants, like the pharyngeal-cervical-brachial, have been described. We report the case of a 63-year-old male admitted to the emergency department with cervical and upper limb weakness, inability to swallow and chew, he also presented a rapidly progressive acute respiratory failure due to weakness of the respiratory muscles secondary to the pharyngeal-cervical-brachial variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome. This variant, although unusual, presents a well-defined clinical pattern and diagnostic criteria, which is important in order to start an early treatment to improve the prognosis, not always favorable, to these patients.

Palavras-Chave: Guillain-Barré syndrome, acute demyelinating polyneuropathy, pharyngeal-cervical-brachial variant

Imprenta: Medicina, v. 74, n. 6, p. 474-415, 2014.

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis

Data de publicação: 2014