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Author Baheti, N. N. ♦ Manuel, Davis ♦ Shinde, Pranav ♦ Radhakrishnan, A. ♦ Nair, Muraleedharan
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Nervous System Diseases ♦ Diseases
Subject Keyword Neurology
Abstract Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an acquired acute autoimmune polyradiculoneuropathy. The 2 features considered essential for the diagnosis of GBS are progressive motor weakness and areflexia. There have been several descriptions of reflex preservation and hyperreflexia in axonal variant of GBS in Chinese, Japanese, and European populations but it is not common in the Indian subcontinent. We report 2 such cases discussing the pathophysiology and management aspects. This case report is to impress upon treating physicians and neurologists in training that a hyperreflexic variant of GBS albeit rare, should not be missed in a given clinical setting.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
Volume Number 13
Issue Number 4
Page Count 299
Starting Page 7
Ending Page 305