PHARYNGEAL CERVICAL BRACHIAL VARIANT OF GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME REQUIRING PROLONGED VENTILATORY SUPPORT

Pharyngeal Cervical Brachial Variant of Guillain Barre Syndrome

  • Muhammad Tariq Combined Military Hospital Lahore/National University of Medical Science (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Aneela Afreen Combined Military Hospital Lahore/National University of Medical Science (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies (EMG/NCS), Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), Pharyngeal cervical brachial (PCB).

Abstract

Patients with pharyngeal cervical brachial (PCB) variant of Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) typically present with rapid progression of oropharyngeal and cervicobrachial weakness. We report case of a 25 year old male soldier suffering from PCB who presented with brachiopharyngeal weakness which progressed to involve his lower limbs. He was intubated and mechanically ventilated and was treated with plasmapheresis. He made good recovery after remaining on ventilatory support for a long time. His electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) were consistent with axonal polyneuropathy.
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Published
2017-12-30
How to Cite
Tariq, M., & Afreen, A. (2017). PHARYNGEAL CERVICAL BRACHIAL VARIANT OF GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME REQUIRING PROLONGED VENTILATORY SUPPORT. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 67(6), 1092-93. Retrieved from https://mail.pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/1146
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Case Reports