Difference in central and peripheral recovery in a patient with severe axonal motor neuropathy and central nervous system involvement and review of literature

Autor(es): Moody Shade' B,Wanchoo Ruchi J,Kalamangalam Giridhar P,Infante Ernesto,Sheikh Kazim A

Resumo: In the literature, the term fulminant Guillain-Barré syndrome is used to refer to patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome with rapidly progressive and severe weakness and/or comatose state mimicking brain death. We present the case of a 53-year-old man with fulminant Guillain-Barré syndrome with discrepancy in central nervous system and peripheral nervous system recovery. Our review of literature confirms that these patients often have good and relatively rapid recovery of central nervous system function, whereas peripheral nervous system function is relatively delayed and often incomplete.

Palavras-Chave: Fulminant Guillain-Barré syndrome; Bickerstaff brain stem encephalitis; Brain death; Brain stem reflexes

Imprenta: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease, v. 14, n. 3, p. 110-113, 2013

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1097/CND.0b013e3182852542

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Cytopathology ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies

Data de publicação: 2013