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Flashcards in Guillain-Barre Syndrome Deck (8)
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1

Recall the symptoms of Guillain-Barre syndrome

Ascending symmetrical numbness and tingling in limbs (upper/lower/both) accompanied by ascending weakness and arreflexia

2

Recall the pathophysiology of Guillain-Barre

Autoimmune destruction of myelin sheath
Commonly follows campylobacter pylori infection

3

Describe the eventual progression of GBS

Progresses to autonomic dysfunction (may become incompetent) and eventually respiratory depression due to effect on diaphragm

4

What is the antibody present in GBS?

Anti-GM1

5

Describe the CSF composition in GBS

High protein
Low WCC

6

Recall the symptoms of Miller Fisher syndrome

Descending weakness/numbness
TRIAD of ophthalmaplegia, ataxia and areflexia

7

Where does Miller-Fisher syndrome usually first show symptoms?

Eyes

8

Which antibody is present in Miller-Fisher syndrome?

Anti-GQ1b