Post Covid Guillain–Barré Syndrome and pulmonary embolism: A rare combination
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 2380-2386
AbstractWe hereby report a case with rare combination of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary embolism (PE) during post-covid period.
A 67-year-old male presented with acute breathlessness and calf pain for seven days. He suffered from COVID-19 four weeks prior. He recovered fully then but was not on prophylactic anticoagulants.
His lower limb venous doppler confirmed DVT. CT Pulmonary Angiography (CTPA) confirmed PE. His neurological examination revealed bilateral diminished ankle jerks and Babinski flexion reflex, though he had no neurological complaints. Nerve conduction studies revealed acute motor sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN) variant of GBS.
He was treated with enoxaparin followed by rivaroxaban for thromboembolism and with intravenous immunoglobulins for GBS, to which he responded well. Early diagnosis of GBS saved him from further morbidity. Post Covid GBS has been rarely reported from India. Concurrence of GBS with DVT and PE is further rare.
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