Unusual clinical presentation of Guillain Barre syndrome: a case report

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Aristides Marenco
Juan Manuel Lozada


Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy, Acute Inflammatory Polyneuropathies


Background: Guillen barre syndrome is the most frequent cause of flaccid paralysis in the world, it is characterized by an acute demyelinating, autoimmune and multiple etiology polyneuropathy, among which are included infectious agents such as Campylobacter jejuni, Zika virus, of genetic and environmental factors.

Case Report: We present the case of a 56-year-old Colombian male patient with a history of hypertension, who entered the intensive care unit with symptoms of atypical asymmetric motor neurological compromise, which rapidly progressed to ventilatory failure and subsequent confinement síndrome.

Discussion: Guillen barre síndrome establishes a potentially fatal disease, the semiology of pain, paresthesia, symmetric-progressive, distal weakness, instability, hipo/areflexia, constitute a neurological emergency. There are Clinical variants establishing a great.


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