An uncommon cause of lower limb weakness.

Autor(es): Berlot G,Viviani M,Bussani R

Resumo: We describe a case of a severely mentally disabled patient diagnosed as suffering from Guillain-Barré syndrome and treated with repeated plasma exchange. However, the abrupt onset of a cardiovascular collapse prompted a more in-depth diagnostic workup which demonstrated that the neurologic symptoms were likely to be ascribed to poisoning with heavy metals from a large number of ingested coins and other metallic items.

Imprenta: Intensive Care Medicine, v. 26, n. 1, p. 128-130, 2000

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1007/s001340050025

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

Data de publicação: 2000