Dysautonomia in Guillain-Barré Syndrome: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Christine A. Toufexis, Nicholas J. Silvestri

Abstract


Dysautonomia in the setting of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is a well-described clinical feature. Dysautonomia most commonly manifests as cardiovascular, urinary, and gastrointestinal abnormalities. Other signs of dysautonomia include sexual, pupillomotor, and sudomotor dysfunction. This report describes a 25-year-old male diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome who had notable signs of autonomic dysfunction, including sinus tachycardia, blood pressure lability, constipation, urinary retention, and sexual dysfunction. This review discusses each of the autonomic findings in this patient and other rare manifestations of dysautonomia in GBS as well as prognosis and the evidence surrounding treatment.


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