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.
MacLennan, S., Fahey, M., & Lawson, J. (2004). Pharyngeal-Cervic al-Brachial Variant Guillain-Barre Syndrome in a Child. Journal of Child Neurology, 19(8), 626 - 627. https://doi.org/10.1177/088307380401900812