ACUTE MOTOR AXONAL NEUROPATHY VARIANT OF GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME PRESENTING WITH BRISK KNEE JERKS
Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy
The cardinal clinical presentation of Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) is acute motor weakness accompanied by
absent or depressed deep tendon reflexes (DTRs). DTRs may be occasionally preserved in acute motor axonal
neuropathy (AMAN) variant of GBS. We report the case of a 40 year old male suffering from GBS who presented
with brisk knee jerks at the time of presentation. He was treated with plasmapheresis to which he responded
well. His Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies (EMG/NCS) confirmed AMAN.