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Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Smirniotopoulos, M.D. JGSM - MedPix (2010)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Guillain-Barre Syndrome

History: This 5 y.o. boy had a neck abscess three weeks ago. That was treated with drainage and antibiotics. Now, he presents with lower extremity weakness.

Findings: • T1W MR images of the lumbar spine without and with IV gadolinium. show enhancement and thickening of the nerve roots of the cauda equina. • Findings suggest polyneuritis and are consistent with GUILLAIN-BARRE

Ddx: • Guillain-Barre Syndrome • Dejerine-Sotas • von Recklinghausen Neurofibromatosis (NF1) • HIV Polyradiculitis • Sarcoid • Lyme disease • Arachnoiditis

Dxhow: Imaging and clinical followup

Exam: • Absent DTRs both lower extremities • Diminished reflexes both arms • Spinal Tap CSF: Showed elevated protein levels of 153 mg/dl on 5 Feb and 132 mg/dl on followup a week later (11 Feb)

No MeSH data available.


The nerve roots of the the lumbo-sacral region are slightly thickened and show abnormal enhancement with Gadolinium contrast.
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Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Smirniotopoulos, M.D. JGSM - MedPix (2010)

The nerve roots of the the lumbo-sacral region are slightly thickened and show abnormal enhancement with Gadolinium contrast.
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MPX1305_synpic54975: The nerve roots of the the lumbo-sacral region are slightly thickened and show abnormal enhancement with Gadolinium contrast.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Guillain-Barre Syndrome

History: This 5 y.o. boy had a neck abscess three weeks ago. That was treated with drainage and antibiotics. Now, he presents with lower extremity weakness.

Findings: • T1W MR images of the lumbar spine without and with IV gadolinium. show enhancement and thickening of the nerve roots of the cauda equina. • Findings suggest polyneuritis and are consistent with GUILLAIN-BARRE

Ddx: • Guillain-Barre Syndrome • Dejerine-Sotas • von Recklinghausen Neurofibromatosis (NF1) • HIV Polyradiculitis • Sarcoid • Lyme disease • Arachnoiditis

Dxhow: Imaging and clinical followup

Exam: • Absent DTRs both lower extremities • Diminished reflexes both arms • Spinal Tap CSF: Showed elevated protein levels of 153 mg/dl on 5 Feb and 132 mg/dl on followup a week later (11 Feb)

No MeSH data available.