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Recurrent Guillain-Barre Syndrome- A Case Report

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Dilesha L Wadasingha ,

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka, LK
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Prassanna Weerawansa,

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka, LK
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Sisira Siribaddana

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) manifests as acute flaccid weakness of limbs, and is considered a monophasic illness. But recurrences have been reported. Published case studies suggest that 1- 5% of patients who had GBS will have recurrent attacks. We describe a 66-year-old lady who presented with acute onset descending, symmetrical, areflexic, flaccid quadriparesis that progressed to respiratory failure. She had a history of GBS five years back of which she had made a complete recovery with no residual weakness. The diagnosis of recurrent GBS was made
DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v9i1.7534
How to Cite: Wadasingha, D.L., Weerawansa, P. & Siribaddana, S., (2015). Recurrent Guillain-Barre Syndrome- A Case Report. Anuradhapura Medical Journal. 9(1), pp.15–17. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v9i1.7534
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Published on 14 May 2015.
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