Guillain-Barré syndrome mimicking brain death pattern: a poorly reversible condition.

@article{Bernard2010GuillainBarrSM,
  title={Guillain-Barr{\'e} syndrome mimicking brain death pattern: a poorly reversible condition.},
  author={Violaine Bernard and Vincent van Pesch and Philippe Hantson},
  journal={Acta neurologica Belgica},
  year={2010},
  volume={110 1},
  pages={93-6}
}
A 73-year-old man developed a fulminant form of Guillain-Barrd syndrome with abolition of brainstem reflexes. Antibodies to GQ1b were positive (1:180). The clinical findings mimicked a "brain death" pattern for a period of 12 days. In contrast, the EEG showed remaining cerebral electrical activity. Brainstem auditory evoked potentials, long-latency auditory… CONTINUE READING