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Name MOTOR NEUROPTHIES
Guillain Barre syndrome

Porphyria

Tick paralysis

Motor neuron disease
Symptoms and signs of PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
Weakness

Areflexia

Cramps

Ataxias

Deformities

Numbness

Pain

Spasms

Trophic changes of skin

Autonomic dysfunction
Name sensory/autonomic PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHIES
DM - #1 in US

Amyloid

Inherited

Thallium poisoning

Alcohol - #2

Leprosy

Carcinoma

Pyridoxine
Decreased sensation is called _
HYPOSTHESIA
Increased sensation is called _
HYPERSTHESIA
Unpleasant, abnormal sensation caused by normal stimulus is called _
DYSESTHESIA
Perverted abnormal sensation like burning, pringling, formication (crawling) is called _
PARESTHESIA
Name 2 causes of cranial neuropathies
Guillian Barre

Diphtheria
Name causes of autonomic neuropathies
DM

Amyloid

Guillian Barre syndrome

Porphyria

Thallium poisoning
Acute idiopathic inflammatory polyneuropathy is called _
Guillian Barre syndrome
What happens to nerves in Guillian Barre syndrome
Demyelination
Guillian Barre syndrome is associated with _ paralysis
Ascending
Etiology of Guillian Barre syndrome
UNKNOWN - thought to be triggered by infectious agents or cancers, could also be vaccine - AUTOIMMUNE
How does Guillian Barre syndrome cause damage
Lymphocytic infiltration

Segmental demyelination

Axonal degeneration
Clinical features of Guillian Barre syndrome
Paresthesias

Weakness

Areflexia

Facial diplegia

Autonomic instability - MONITOR HEART
Differential diagnosis of Guillian Barre syndrome
Poliomyelitis

Myelitis

Diphtheria

Tick paralysis

Heavy metal poisoning

Porphyria

HIV

Botulism

toxin
Workup for Guillian Barre syndrome
H&P

LP - look for cytoalbumino dissociation - normal cell count but protein is high

EMG

Serology

Toxicology
Treatment of Guillian Barre syndrome
IV IgG

Plasmophoresis

Supportive care
Which medication SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN to patients with Guillian Barre syndrome
STEROIDS