Peaked T - waves and sinus arrhythmia before prolonged sinus pauses and atrioventricular block in Guillain-Barre syndrome

Tonelli, Adriano; Khasnis, Atul and Abela, George S. (2007) Peaked T - waves and sinus arrhythmia before prolonged sinus pauses and atrioventricular block in Guillain-Barre syndrome. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 7 (4). pp. 249-252. ISSN 0972-6292

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Abstract

An 18-year-old woman presented with a rapidly progressive ascending flaccid paralysis and numbness requiring mechanical ventilation after an upper respiratory infection. Guillain-Barre Syndrome was diagnosed based on albumino-cytologic dissociation in the cerebrospinal fluid (elevated proteins with normal white blood cell count) and a demyelinating sensory-motor polyneuropathy pattern on the electromyogram. She was initially treated with intravenous immunoglobulin, but later required plasmapheresis for non-resolution of symptoms.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Autonomic dysfunction, Arrhythmia, Heart block, Immunoglobulin, Polyneuropathy, Prolonged Sinus Pauses, Atrioventricular Block, Plasmapheresis
Subjects:Therapeutics > Blood Component Removal
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins > Proteins > Blood Proteins
Nervous System Diseases > Demyelinating Diseases > Polyradiculoneuropathy
Therapeutics > Sorption Detoxification
Nervous System Diseases > Neuromuscular Diseases > Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular > Heart Function Tests > Electrocardiography
-Journal Repositories > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Nervous System Diseases > Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System > Polyradiculoneuropathy
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Arrhythmia
ID Code:2717
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:11 March 2008

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