Case Report
Volume 12 Issue 8 - 2020
Acute Bibrachial Palsy: Another Forme Fruste of Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Dimitrios Parissis*, Maria Kaouna and Panagiotis Ioannidis
2nd Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
*Corresponding Author: Dimitrios Parissis, 2nd Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Received: July 13, 2020; Published: July 25, 2020




Abstract

An acute onset of restricted brachial diparesis in a healthy individual is a rare clinical scenario, which requires prompt assessment through a wide differential diagnosis. In this paper, we report the interesting case of a young patient who developed acute bibrachial paresis, in the context of an atypical manifestation of Guillain- Barré syndrome (GBS). In this case, bibrachial paresis represented an incomplete form of Pharyngeal-Cervical-Brachial (PCB) variant, a well-defined clinical subtype of GBS, where the disturbance of axonal function is supposed to be the main underlying mechanism.

Keywords: Pharyngeal-Cervical-Brachial (PCB) Variant; Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS); Bibrachial Paralysis; Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy (AMAN)

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Citation: Dimitrios Parissis., et al. “Acute Bibrachial Palsy: Another Forme Fruste of Guillain-Barré Syndrome”. EC Neurology 12.8 (2020): 150-153.

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