Fulminant demyelinating neuropathy mimicking cerebral death.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Guillain-Barré syndrome can very rarely present with acute quadripares and cranial nerve involvement resembling a locked-in state. We describe a very unusual case of fulminant neuropathy in a child who was previously exposed to vincristine. The clinical picture resembled brain death; however, electrodiagnostic studies led to the diagnosis of a peripheral neuropathy. Serial electrodiagnostic studies and pathologic findings confirmed demyelination.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bakshi, N; Maselli, RA; Gospe, SM; Ellis, WG; McDonald, C; Mandler, RN

Published Date

  • December 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1595 - 1597

PubMed ID

  • 9390675

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-639X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/(sici)1097-4598(199712)20:12<1595::aid-mus17>3.0.co;2-#


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States