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Posterior reversible encephalopathy as the initial manifestation of a Guillain-Barré syndrome

Sutter, R. and Mengiardi, B. and Lyrer, P. and Czaplinski, A.. (2009) Posterior reversible encephalopathy as the initial manifestation of a Guillain-Barré syndrome. Neuromuscular disorders : official journal of the World Muscle Society, Vol. 19, H. 10. pp. 709-710.

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Abstract

We report a female patient with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome as the initial manifestation of a Guillain-Barré syndrome. She presented with headache and paraesthesias of the fingertips three days after gastroenteritis. Examination revealed hypertension and tachypnoea. Brain MRI showed a bi-occipital vasogenic edema consistent with the syndrome. Subsequent examination showed a tetraparesis. Cerebrospinal fluid analyses revealed albuminocytologic dissociation and the diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome was made. The typical radiological and clinical features of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (headache and hypertension) were present prior to the clinical manifestation of Guillain-Barré syndrome. We suggest posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome to be considered as an initial manifestation of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Neurologie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Neurologie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Neurologie > Neurologische Bettenstation, Stroke Unit (Lyrer)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Neurologie > Neurologische Bettenstation, Stroke Unit (Lyrer)
03 Faculty of Medicine
UniBasel Contributors:Sutter, Raoul Christian
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Book Review
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Publisher:Pergamon Press
ISSN:0960-8966
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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