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dc.titleBickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis: Can it recur?
dc.contributor.authorSharma, V.
dc.contributor.authorChan, Y.C.
dc.contributor.authorOng
dc.contributor.authorTeoh, H.L.
dc.contributor.authorWilder-Smith, E.P.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-27T05:15:29Z
dc.date.available2011-09-27T05:15:29Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationSharma, 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
dc.identifier.issn09675868
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/26771
dc.description.abstractBickerstaff'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.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectBickerstaff's brain-stem encephalitis
dc.subjectGuillain-Barré syndrome
dc.subjectMiller Fisher syndrome
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentMEDICINE
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.jocn.2005.01.011
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
dc.description.volume13
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page277-279
dc.identifier.isiut000236154900026
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