Guillain-Barre syndrome following spinal anaesthesia.

Autor(es): Sayin Refah; Kati Ismail; Günes Mustafa

Resumo: Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is the most common disease resulting in acute diffuse flaccid paralysis. It is an autoimmune disease that can occur at any age. The clinical course is characterized by weakness in the arms and legs, areflexia and the progression of muscle weakness from the lower limbs to the upper limbs. The most common causes of GBS include infections, vaccinations, surgery and some medicines. We present the case of a 48 years old male patient, who developed GBS after undergoing surgery for renal calculus, under spinal anaesthesia. In this case report, we presented a rather rare case of GBS occurring following spinal anaesthesia.

Imprenta: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan, v. 23, n. 6, p. 440-442, 2013

Identificador do objeto digital: 06.2013/JCPSP.440442

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis

Data de publicação: 2013