Sensory symptoms on admission as a predictor of respiratory insufficiency in patients of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)

Authors

  • Ayesha Aslam Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Iqra Anwar Department of Neurology, King Edward Medical University (KEMU), Lahore, Pakistan
  • Adnan Tariq Department of Neurology, King Edward Medical University (KEMU), Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.499

Abstract

Abstract

Objective: To assess sensory symptoms on presentation as a predictor of respiratory insufficiency in patients of Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

Methods: The descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2018 to March 2019 at the Neurology Department of King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan, and comprised patients aged 18-60 years suffering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome as per Brighton criteria. All patients were monitored for respiratory insufficiency by single breath count and arterial blood gases. Data was analysed using SPSS 22.

Results: Of the 87 patients, 61(70.1%) were male and 26(29.9%) were female. The overall mean age was 37.51±15.36 years. Sensory symptoms were noted in 27(31%) patients, and respiratory distress in 17(19.5%). Of those who had sensory symptoms, 10(37%) also had sensory symptoms.

Conclusion: Respiratory insufficiency in Guillain-Barre Syndrome patients presenting with sensory symptoms was common.

Key Words: Guillain Barre syndrome, GBS), Respiratory distress, Sensory symptoms.

Published

2020-11-06

How to Cite

Ayesha Aslam, Iqra Anwar, & Adnan Tariq. (2020). Sensory symptoms on admission as a predictor of respiratory insufficiency in patients of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.499

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Section

Research Article