The cardinal clinical presentation of Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) is acute motor weakness accompanied by absent or depressed deep tendon reflexes (DTRs). DTRs may be occasionally preserved in acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN) variant of GBS. We report the case of a 40 year old male suffering from GBS who presented with brisk knee jerks at the time of presentation. He was treated with plasmapheresis to which he responded well. His Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies (EMG/NCS) confirmed AMAN.
Keywords : Guillain-barre syndrome (GBS), Acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN), Electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS).