Clinical signs of brain death simulated by Guillain-Barré syndrome

Autor(es): Martí-Massó J F,Suárez J,López de Munain A,Carrera N

Resumo: A 58-year-old woman with relapsing acute Guillain-Barré syndrome separated by long asymptomatic intervals presented clinical symptoms resembling those of brain death. She remained in this situation for 15 days and recovered with amnesia for this period. The amnesia was not explained either by metabolic encephalopathy or by sedative drugs. This case stresses the importance of the precise etiologic diagnosis of severe brain disease and the isoelectric EEG in brain death.

Palavras-Chave: Brain death; Guillain-Barré syndrome; Relapsing Guillain-Barré; Amnesia; EEG

Imprenta: Journal of the Neurological Sciences, v. 120, n. 1, p. 115-117, 1993

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/0022-510X(93)90034-V

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Public health

Data de publicação: 1993