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Headache in Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Pyati, Srinivas MBBS, MD, DA, FCARCSI; Razis, Platon A. MBChB, FRCA; Desai, Pradeep MBBS, MD, FRCA

Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology: October 2004 - Volume 16 - Issue 4 - p 294-295
Case Report

Severe headache in Guillain-Barré syndrome is rare. We report the management of a young patient with Guillain-Barré syndrome who suffered severe headache, which was not relieved by conventional analgesics. There was evidence of raised intracranial pressure. Insertion of lumbar drain and drainage of cerebrospinal fluid relieved her headache.

From the Department of Anaesthesia, St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK.

Received for publication June 4, 2004; accepted July 21, 2004.

Reprints: Platon A. Razis, MBChB, FRCA, Department of Anaesthesia, St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT UK (e-mail: platraz@tiscali.co.uk).

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.