PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES
MEDICAL JOURNAL (Category Y)

A Journal of Army Medical & Dental Corps

Being published since 1956

ISSN (online) 2411-8842
ISSN (print) 0030-9648

VOL 68, No. 1, FEBRURAY 2018

ACUTE MOTOR AXONAL NEUROPATHY VARIANT OF GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME PRESENTING WITH BRISK KNEE JERKS

Muhammad Tariq, Faiza Kanwal

Abstract

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).



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