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Pharyngeal-cervical-brachial variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome.

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The pharyngeal-cervical-brachial (PCB) variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome is defined by rapidly progressive oropharyngeal and cervicobrachial weakness associated with areflexia in the upper limbs. Serial nerve conduction studies suggest that PCB represents a localised subtype of Guillain-Barré syndrome characterised by axonal rather than demyelinating neuropathy. Many neurologists are unfamiliar with PCB, which is often misdiagnosed as brainstem stroke, myasthenia gravis or botulism. The pres...

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10.1136/jnnp-2013-305397

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Journal:
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
Volume:
85
Issue:
3
Pages:
339-344
Publication date:
2014-03-05
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EISSN:
1468-330X
ISSN:
0022-3050
URN:
uuid:b19f35da-fe0c-4939-ad49-b592b9f18050
Source identifiers:
479639
Local pid:
pubs:479639

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