Guillain–Barre syndrome with hyperreflexia: A variant

*, Vikram Singhal and Bhat, Kamalakshi G (2011) Guillain–Barre syndrome with hyperreflexia: A variant. Journal Pediatric Neurosciences, 6. pp. 144-145.

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Guillain–Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a common cause of acute peripheral neuropathy and is characterized by hyporeflexia or areflexia. Hyperreflexia has been rarely reported with acute motor axonal neuropathy. A 10-year-old boy presented with asymmetrical weakness of upper and lower limbs and change of voice. Weakness progressed in the hospital with involvement of multiple cranial nerves, preserved deep tendon jerks with extensor plantar, and normal abdominal reflexes. He was treated with IV immunoglobulin and IV methylprednisolone. He was able to walk with support with normal voice at the time of discharge. GBS should be a differential diagnosis in patients with acute quadriparesis even if there are preserved deep tendon reflexes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Case Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Guillain–Barre syndrome, preserved reflexes, quadriparesis
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 06:12
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2012 06:12

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