Minimally symptomatic posterior reversible encephalopathy in Guillain-Barré syndrome

Piccolo, Giovanni and Borutti, Giuseppina and Franciotta, Diego and Arbasino, Carla and Dallocchio, Carlo and Camana, Claudia and Gola, Giada and Egitto, Maria Grazia (2015) Minimally symptomatic posterior reversible encephalopathy in Guillain-Barré syndrome. Functional Neurology, 30 (1). pp. 67-69. ISSN 1971-3274

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Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare occurrence in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Two patients with neuroradiological evidence of PRES without central nervous system (CNS) symptoms were recently reported. We present the case of a GBS patient with minimal CNS symptoms and magnetic resonance imaging findings consistent with PRES. PRES in GBS might be an underestimated condition. It should be suspected in GBS patients in the presence of even mild CNS symptoms. A timely PRES diagnosis along with early correction of autonomic system dysfunction in GBS patients is recommended to prevent possible dangerous CNS complications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Guillain-Barré syndrome, magnetic resonance imaging, neurovegetative symptoms, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2019 13:35
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 13:35

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