Acute, severe self-limiting dysautonomia and hypertensive encephalopathy.

Autor(es): Dixon S F,Appleton R E,Davidson J E,Hughes D A,Tedman B M

Resumo: We describe two unrelated children with almost identical clinical illnesses comprising of severe, burning dysesthesia, allodynia, hypertensive encephalopathy, and laboratory evidence of both sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic disturbance after a nonspecific viral illness. No underlying etiology was identified. Both patients displayed complete resolution of their clinical and radiologic findings after a number of months, and there was no recurrence over a follow-up period of 17 months to 4 years. Treatment of the patients' dysesthesias proved difficult, requiring multiple analgesics and intensive physiotherapy. We speculate that their illnesses may represent a pure autonomic variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Imprenta: Pediatric Neurology, v. 25, n. 4, p. 319-324, 2001

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/S0887-8994(01)00316-2

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

Data de publicação: 2001