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Case Report


Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), also known as Landry paralysis is an acute idiopathic polyneuritis, believed to be immunologically mediated. It usually presents as a demyelinating neuropathy with ascending weakness, however, many clinical variants have been well documented in the medical literature, and variants involving the cranial nerves or pure motor involvement with axonal injury have also been described. We report a case of a 50 year old patient who initially presented to the ER with hemiparesis and cranial nerve palsies simulating a cerebrovascular event. Based on neurological examination, CSF analysis and needle EMG finding a diagnosis of GBS was made.

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