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J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2013 Mar;14(3):110-3. doi: 10.1097/CND.0b013e3182852542.

Difference in central and peripheral recovery in a patient with severe axonal motor neuropathy and central nervous system involvement and review of literature.

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Department of Neurology, Department of General Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Abstract

In the literature, the term fulminant Guillain-Barré syndrome is used to refer to patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome with rapidly progressive and severe weakness and/or comatose state mimicking brain death. We present the case of a 53-year-old man with fulminant Guillain-Barré syndrome with discrepancy in central nervous system and peripheral nervous system recovery. Our review of literature confirms that these patients often have good and relatively rapid recovery of central nervous system function, whereas peripheral nervous system function is relatively delayed and often incomplete.

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10.1097/CND.0b013e3182852542
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