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|Title:||Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis: Can it recur?||Authors:||Sharma, V.
|Keywords:||Bickerstaff's brain-stem encephalitis
Miller Fisher syndrome
|Issue Date:||2006||Citation:||Sharma, V., Chan, Y.C., Ong, Teoh, H.L., Wilder-Smith, E.P. (2006). Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis: Can it recur?. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 13 (2) : 277-279. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2005.01.011||Abstract:||Bickerstaff's brain-stem encephalitis is usually a monophasic post-viral inflammatory illness characterized by progressive ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and disturbance of consciousness (or hyper-reflexia). Since the clinical spectrum of Bickerstaff encephalitis may overlap with the Miller-Fisher and Guillain-Barré syndromes, the presence of anti- GQ1b antibodies and abnormal brain MRI can help to support its diagnosis. However, absence of anti-GQ1b antibodies and normal MRI do not exclude the diagnosis, which remains based on clinical criteria and exclusion of other etiologies. We report a case of recurrent Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis with no identifiable antecedent illness, and overlapping features of Miller Fisher and Guillain-Barré syndromes, in the presence of negative anti-GQ1b antibodies and repeatedly normal MRI of the brain. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.||Source Title:||Journal of Clinical Neuroscience||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/26771||ISSN:||09675868||DOI:||10.1016/j.jocn.2005.01.011|
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