Autonomic instability and hypertension resulting in subarachnoid haemorrhage in the Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Autor(es): Gande A R,Taylor I R,Nolan K M

Resumo: We report the case of a 47-year-old woman with Guillain-Barré syndrome who developed autonomic instability and hypertension and subsequently developed a subarachnoid haemorrhage. This was manifested clinically by a seizure which began focally and became generalised. Computer tomography demonstrated a localised haemorrhage in the left central sulcus. Control of the hypertension was achieved with intravenous labetolol. Autonomic instability and hypertension are frequently reported in Guillain-Barré syndrome. Subarachnoid haemorrhage is an uncommon but serious complication.

Imprenta: Intensive Care Medicine, v. 25, n. 12, p. 1432-1434, 1999

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1007/s001340051

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

Data de publicação: 1999