Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 90--91

Guillain-Barré syndrome in pregnancy: An unusual case


Mir Sadaqat Hassan Zafar, M Mubarik Naqash, Tariq A Bhat, GM Malik 
 Department of Internal Medicine, SKIMS Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Mir Sadaqat Hassan Zafar
Department of Hematology, Room No. 3, First Floor, SSRB, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
India

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is rare in pregnancy with an estimated incidence between 1.2 and 1.9 cases per 100,000 people annually, and it carries a high maternal risk. We report a 29-year-old primigravida who had pain and progressive heaviness of both lower limbs in her third trimester of pregnancy. The attending gynecologist ascribed these symptoms to ongoing pregnancy. The intrapartum period (lower segment caesarian section) passed uneventfully. On third postpartum day, the patient developed weakness of all the four limbs. A detailed history and physical examination pointed toward GBS although there was no antecedent infective episode. Subsequent nerve conduction velocity studies and cerebrospinal fluid analysis confirmed GBS. All other investigations including electrolytes were normal. The patient improved without the introduction of immunomodulating therapy.


How to cite this article:
Zafar MH, Naqash M M, Bhat TA, Malik G M. Guillain-Barré syndrome in pregnancy: An unusual case.J Family Med Prim Care 2013;2:90-91


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Zafar MH, Naqash M M, Bhat TA, Malik G M. Guillain-Barré syndrome in pregnancy: An unusual case. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Sep 17 ];2:90-91
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