Guillain-barré syndrome in pregnancy: early diagnosis and treatment is essential for a favorable outcome.

Autor(es): Campos da Silva Fernanda;de Moraes Paula Gláucio; Dos Santos Esteves Automari Caio Vinicius; Mendes de Almeida Daniele Sobral; Ubirajara Cavalcanti Guimarães Roberto

Resumo: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute or subacute demyelinating polyneuropathy that rarely complicates pregnancy, but increases maternal and perinatal morbidity. A 15-year-old pregnant woman was admitted with ascending paralysis and acellular lumbar puncture suggestive of GBS. She required mechanical ventilation for 26 days, and was treated with intravenous immunoglobulin and corticosteroids. She recovered well and delivered vaginally a healthy newborn at 35 weeks' gestation. The puerperium was complicated by tracheal stenosis which was surgically corrected.

Imprenta: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation, v. 67, n. 4, p. 236-237, 2009

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1159/000209215

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

Data de publicação: 2009