Are anticonvulsants a satisfactory alternative to opiate analgesia in patients experiencing pain with Guillain-Barre syndrome?

Autor(es): McDouall S F,Tasker R C

Resumo: A 9 year old girl is admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with a diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). She has global motor weakness with an MRC power grade 3 and does not require mechanical ventilation. She has dysautonomia and remains on the PICU for respiratory and invasive arterial monitoring. During her admission she develops severe leg and back pain. Regular paracetamol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories are ineffective. Your educational supervisor asks you whether anticonvulsants would be an effective analgesic, or whether the tried and tested opiates would be the best option.

Imprenta: Archives of Disease in Childhood, v. 89, n. 7, p. 686-687, 2004

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1136/adc.2004.054510

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis

Data de publicação: 2004