Hyperacute and Fulminant Guillain-Barré Syndrome Requiring Emergent Intubation
Ocala Regional Medical Center
polyneuropathy, autoimmune disease, emergent intubation, areflexia, guillain-barre syndrome
Emergency Medicine | Immune System Diseases | Nervous System Diseases
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune-mediated acute polyneuropathy that can progress to life-threatening respiratory failure. The diagnosis and treatment of this pathology are complicated by the rarity of the disease and diversity in clinical presentation due to rarer, more dangerous subtypes of GBS. Understanding the time course of progression from onset to nadir of neurological deficits, maintaining a high index of suspicion, and close airway monitoring are essential in rapid diagnosis, securing the airway, and treatment.
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Neumeister J, Huang D, Dzluneski S, et al. Hyperacute and Fulminant Guillain-Barré Syndrome Requiring Emergent Intubation. Cureus. 2023;15(5):e38499. doi:10.7759/cureus.38499