Minimally symptomatic posterior reversible encephalopathy in Guillain-Barré syndrome

Giovanni Piccolo, Giuseppina Borutti, Diego Franciotta, Carla Arbasino, Carlo Dallocchio, Claudia Camana, Giada Gola, Maria Grazia Egitto

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Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare occurrence in patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). Two patients with neuroradio-logical 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalFunctional Neurology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 30 2015


  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Neurovegetative symptoms
  • Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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