A case of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) presenting with acute urinary retention and T6 sensory level

Ching Soong Khoo, Alyaa Hassan Ali, Rabani Remli, Hui Jan Tan

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Abstract

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute immune-mediated demyelinating disease. Early recognition of this disease is crucial as it can progress to life-threatening conditions such as respiratory failure or autonomic dysfunction. Typical clinical manifestations of GBS include progressive weakness of the limbs, bulbar, facial muscles and ophthalmoplegia. Sensory level and bladder dysfunction are more suggestive of acute myelopathy. We report a case of GBS presenting with acute urinary retention and T6 sensory level, which was successfully treated with plasma exchange.

LanguageEnglish
Pages308-310
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Urinary Retention
Facial Muscles
Ophthalmoplegia
Plasma Exchange
Spinal Cord Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Respiratory Insufficiency
Urinary Bladder
Extremities

Keywords

  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Nerve conduction study
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Sensory level

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  • Medicine(all)

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A case of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) presenting with acute urinary retention and T6 sensory level. / Khoo, Ching Soong; Ali, Alyaa Hassan; Remli, Rabani; Tan, Hui Jan.

In: Clinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Vol. 18, No. 4, 01.08.2018, p. 308-310.

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