Guillain-Barre syndrome with associated thrombocytopenia: Prompt response to combined corticosteroid and immunoglobulin treatment

Ulisse Corbanese, Andrea Martinuzzi, Clemente Possamai, Giancarlo Romeo, Giulio Possamai, Lino Trubian

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Abstract

We report a case of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation, associated at its presentation with thrombocytopenia, in a 50-year-old woman. She was treated with immunoglobulin, and short-term corticosteroids for thrombocytopenia, In spite of the severe presentation we observed a very good and rapid recovery, which could have been determined by the therapeutic association. The incidence of thrombocytopenia in GBS patients could be underestimated, and should be kept in mind in order to avoid hemorrhagic complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
JournalNeuromuscular Disorders
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1998

Keywords

  • Polyradiculoneuritis
  • Thrombocytopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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