Giant negative T waves in Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Autor(es): Yoshii F.; Kozuma R.; Haida M.; Shinohara Y.; Yoshitake M.; Abe S.; Handa S.

Resumo: A Guillain-Barré syndrome patient showed giant negative T waves on electrocardiography at the height of the disease, with large left ventricular hypokinesis on echocardiography and extensive defects on 123I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine myocardial scintigraphy. Gamma-globulin improved the neurological symptoms, and the above abnormalities resolved. We speculate that cardiac sympathetic nerve endings were transiently damaged, with consequent myocardial injury, due to norepinephrine toxicity.

Imprenta: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, v. 101, n. 3, p. 212-215, 2000

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1034/j.1600-0404.2000.101003212.x

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Public health

Data de publicação: 2000