Guillain-Barré syndrome-like presentation in borderline leprosy with type-2 reaction

Vandana Mehta Rai, S. D. Shenoi, S. N. Rao

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Abstract

A 46-year-old man with borderline lepromatous leprosy with type-2 reaction being treated with multi-bacilliary-multiple drug therapy and steroids presented with an acute onset of flaccid quadriparesis. A nerve conduction study and CSF analysis were similar to that seen in Guillain Barre syndrome. Muscle weakness improved considerably with an increased dose of corticosteroid; after 6 months the patient recovered completely.

Original languageEnglish
Article number21
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2006

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Borderline Leprosy
Multibacillary Leprosy
Lepromatous Leprosy
Quadriplegia
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Neural Conduction
Muscle Weakness
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Steroids
Drug Therapy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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