Cortico-hypoglossal and corticospinal conduction abnormality in Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis

Autor(es): Lo Y L,Ratnagopal P

Resumo: The Miller Fisher syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome and Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis are related conditions in which anti-GQ1b antibody positivity occur in varied frequencies. This report demonstrates the presence of corticobulbar and corticospinal dysfunction in BBE, by means of a novel transcranial magnetic stimulation technique. It further supports the presence of protean manifestations in anti-GQ1b IgG antibody-positive spectrum of disorders.

Palavras-Chave: Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis; Anti-GQ1b IgG antibody; Corticospinal; Corticobulbar; Transcranial magnetic stimulation

Imprenta: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, v. 109, n. 6, p. 523-525, 2007

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2007.03.006

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Cell ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Clinical examination ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Immunology

Data de publicação: 2007