Acute small fibre sensory neuropathy: another variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome?
U Seneviratne, S Gunasekera
JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY NEUROSURGERY AND PSYCHIATRY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2002
Six patients who presented with acute sensory neuropathy were studied. All patients underwent detailed clinical assessment along with electrophysiological tests and relevant laboratory investigations. All patients had acute onset numbness, reaching the peak deficit within 4 weeks. Four of them had associated burning dysaesthesia. An antecedent illness was reported in four; diarrhoea in three, and urinary tract infection in one. The neurological examination disclosed normal muscle strength, symmetric glove and stocking type sensory loss for pain and temperature, normal proprioception, and vibration senses with normal or brisk tendon reflexes. Analysis of CSF demonstrated albuminocytological d..View full abstract