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Case 15

Sarah T Pendlebury, Philip Anslow and Peter M Rothwell

in Neurological Case Histories

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780192631626
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753121 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780192631626.003.0015

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 15

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Case A A 40-year-old travel agent was referred with possible Guillain–Barré syndrome. He complained of a 2-week history of paraesthesia affecting the right inner thigh and spreading down to the right leg. Five days previously, he had developed pins and needles around the left ankle spreading upwards to the left groin and buttocks. He had been unable to sleep because of the painful sensation of the bedclothes on his legs. Two days prior to admission he had developed headache, nausea and left facial weakness. There was no past medical history of note, he was a non-smoker, took moderate alcohol, and was married with 2 children. He had recently returned from holiday. He had been taking paracetamol but no other medication.

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Subjects: Neurology

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