Acute small fiber neuropathy following Mycoplasma infection: a rare variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome

Rohitha Makonahalli, Janaka Seneviratne, Udaya Seneviratne

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Abstract

Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a well-described condition involving the peripheral nervous system. The most well-known form of this disease is acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. Among the different variants of GBS described in the literature, the sensory variant is scantily recognized. There has been a recent attempt to classify the sensory variants of the GBS and bring more objectivity to this diagnostic paradigm. We report a rare sensory variant of GBS presenting with isolated small nerve fiber involvement peripherally in the limbs and associated facial nerve palsy in a patient who had clinical and serological evidence of a preceding Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. The symptoms resolved gradually with intravenous immunoglobulin therapy. This case adds to the growing literature of the rare form of acute small fiber neuropathy and GBS variants.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-151
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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