Severe dysautonomic onset of Guillain-Barré syndrome with good recovery. A clinical and autonomic follow-up study

P. Cortelli, M. Contin, A. Lugaresi, A. Baruzzi, P. Montagna

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Abstract

A 39 year old man with acute panautonomic and mild somatic neuropathy had severe postural hypotension 1 week after onset. Porphyric neuropathy was excluded. The final diagnosis was Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). After 2 months he began to recover progressively and after 9 months he presented asymptomatic postural hypotension. We consider the hypothesis of a spectrum of clinico-pathological entities at one end of which lies GBS with autonomic signs and at the other acute pure dysautonomia. The site of the autonomic lesion, might have been in post-ganglionic sympathetic fibers and vagus nerve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-162
Number of pages6
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1990

Keywords

  • Acute GBS
  • autonomic tests
  • recovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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