Acute motor conduction block neuropathy pattern occurring in the course of an acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy.

Autor(es): Fernández-Torre J L,Berciano J,García-Gorostiaga I,Calleja J

Resumo: To describe the case of a young woman with the diagnosis of acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP), who during the course of the disease developed an electrophysiologic pattern of acute motor conduction block neuropathy (AMCBN). Electrophysiologic techniques including needle EMG, standard motor and sensory nerve conductions studies, and somatosensory evoked potentials were carried out over the four months after symptom onset. The results of four neurophysiological studies, performed on Days 14, 26, 35 and 125 after symptomatic onset are reported. All immunological determinations including antiganglioside antibodies (GM1, GM2, GM3, asialoGM1, GD1a, GD1b, GD3, GQ1b and GT1b) were negative. The patient had a favorable evolution following treatment with intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIg). We conclude that the electrophysiologic hallmark of AMCBN may occur in the course of AIDP. Serial investigation including proximal, intermediate and distal segments of all nerves from upper and lower limbs is essential for its detection.

Imprenta: Neurophysiologie Clinique = Clinical Neurophysiology, v. 38, n. 4, p. 211-216, 2008

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/j.neucli.2008.02.004

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Cell ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Clinical examination

Data de publicação: 2008