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

Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy

Authors

  • Dr Muhammad Tariq Classified Medical Specialist & Neurophysician, CMH Lahore Pakistan
  • Faiza Kanwal Combined Military Hospital Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan

Keywords:

Guillain-barre syndrome (GBS), Acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN), Electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS)

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.

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Published

07-11-2018

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Case Reports

How to Cite

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Tariq DM, Kanwal F. ACUTE MOTOR AXONAL NEUROPATHY VARIANT OF GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME PRESENTING WITH BRISK KNEE JERKS: Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2018 Nov. 7 [cited 2024 Jun. 14];68(1):176-77. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/1588