CASE REPORT ON GUILLAIN - BARRE SYNDROME
Dr Sreelekshmi Vinu, Dr Sinchu C Maniangatt*
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is an acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy in which the body’s immune system attacks the part of peripheral nervous system resulting in progressive weakness and paralysis .Our case report is about a 36 year old female patient with no known co-morbidities who was admitted with weakness of both lower limb and associated with numbness of palms and soles. Diagnosis of GBS was based upon the clinical examination and nerve conduction study (NCS) which showed features of acquired demyelination with conduction block in both upper limb and lower limbs.GBS is a life threatening disorder and need timely treatment and supportive care with intravenous immunoglobulin therapy or plasmapheresis.There is no known cure for GBS,but treatments can help to improve the symptoms of GBS and shorten its duration.
Keywords: Plasmapheresis, GBS, NCS, IvIg.
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