Neurol Case Rep | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Study | Open Access

A Case of Guillan-Barre’ Syndrome in a Oldest-Old Woman

Anna Lisa Alfonzo*, Matteo La Rosa and Luigi Sicurella

Department of Neurology with Stroke Unit, S. Antonio Abate Hospital, Italy

*Correspondance to: Anna Lisa Alfonzo 

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Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is an immune-mediated neuropathy characterized by limb progressive weakness, sensory symptoms, diminished or absent myotatic reflexes, and involving autonomic system. Cranial neuropathy and bulbar symptoms can be observed but less often in the old. It's the most common cause of acute peripheral neuropathy with an estimated incidence of 1.7/100000. We describe a case report of a 90-year-old woman who was admitted to our hospital complaining progressive gait disturbance since few days. She was diagnosed as Guillain-Barrè Syndrome (GBS). She was treated with Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg) (0.4 g/Kg body weight) and underwent motor rehabilitation with improvement of symptoms.


Alfonzo AL, La Rosa M, Sicurella L. A Case of Guillan-Barre’ Syndrome in a Oldest-Old Woman. Neurol Case Rep. 2019; 2(1): 1007.

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