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Journal:   JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMIC AND VISION RESEARCH   2016 , Volume 11 , Number 3; Page(s) 340 To 341.
 
Paper: 

VISION LOSS IN GUILLAIN?BARRE SYNDROME: IS IT A COMPLICATION OF GUILLAIN?BARRE SYNDROME OR JUST A COINCIDENCE? (LETTER)

 
 
Author(s):  RAMAKRISHNAN SRI, KANNAN BALAKRISHNAN, KANNAN AARATHY, VENKATESAN E. PRASANNA*
 
* 3, VIJAYARAHAVACHARI ROAD, GANDHI ROAD, SALEM - 636 007, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
 
Abstract: 

Dear Editor, We report a 15-year-old girl who presented to us with a history of progressive weakness of both upper and lower limbs for 2 days before. On examination, the power of lower and upper limbs were 2.5 and 4.5, respectively.
She had decreased tone and areflexic quadriparesis with mute plantar. The patient was clinically diagnosed to have Guillain?Barre syndrome (GBS). Nerve conduction studies confirmed GBS with both axonal and demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis showed albuminocytological dissociations.
Over the next 2 days, her weakness rapidly progressed to respiratory failure, and she was intubated and ventilated and was closely monitored. Her blood pressure (BP) fluctuated between 190.130 mmHg to 140.90 mmHg and labetalol was used intermittently to reduce BP...

 
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