Guillain-Barre syndrome with hyperreflexia

A variant

Vikram Singhal, Kamalakshi G. Bhat

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-145
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Neurosciences
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2011

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Abnormal Reflexes
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Abdominal Reflex
Stretch Reflex
Quadriplegia
Cranial Nerves
Intravenous Immunoglobulins
Methylprednisolone
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Tendons
Lower Extremity
Differential Diagnosis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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In: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences, Vol. 6, No. 2, 01.07.2011, p. 144-145.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

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