Guillain Barre Syndrome in Pregnancy- A Rare Case Report

Sharath Kumar D Shah
2018 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
In pregnancy, Guillain Barre syndrome (GBS) is rare with an estimated incidence of 1.2-1.9 per one lakh annually 1 . It is the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis affecting all age groups 2 . It can be associated with high maternal and perinatal morbidity if it is not identified and treated promptly. A high index of suspicion, supportive measures, access to intensive care unit and Intravenous immunoglobulin/ Plasmapheresis/ Steroids therapy are cornerstones of management in GBS
more » ... ment in GBS complicating pregnancy. Surgery and anaesthesia maybe triggers for relapse in association with an overall increase in pro inflammatory cytokines in post partum period. Neurologists and Obstetricians should be aware of the risks of relapsing GBS in the immediate post partum period. We are reporting a rare case of GBS complicating pregnancy in 2 nd trimester. She made a good recovery with steroids and supportive measures.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v6i8.188 fatcat:k6e4ag3rubgabo7ki3jsdzpflu