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Title: Hyperreflexic Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Authors: Baheti, Neeraj N
Manuel, Davis
Shinde, Pranav D
Radhakrishnan, Ashalatha
Nair, Muraleedharan
Keywords: Neurology
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
Citation: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. 13; 4; 305-7
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.
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