Pharyngeal-Cervic al-Brachial Variant Guillain-Barre Syndrome in a Child

Suzanna MacLennan, Michael Fahey, John Lawson

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We describe a 12-year old boy with predominantly pharyngeal-cervial-brachial weakness and subsequent respiratory failure. Owing to prominent bulbar symptoms he was initially misdiagnosed as having epliglottitis. This case illustrates that the clinical spectrum of Guillain-Barre syndrome in children includes the pharyngeal-cervical-brachial variant, which is distinct from Miller-Fisher syndrome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626 - 627
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

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