Guillain-Barre Test Question

CORRECT ANSWER:

A) Ascending Numbness & Tingling. A key finding is that Guillain-Barre progressively moves from the lower extremities to upper ones. This is very characteristic of this disease. Many other nerve disorders move down-descending. Guillain-Barre is when “your body’s immune system attacks your nerves” (mayoclinic). 

Other symptoms include progressive weakness, areflexia or hyporelfexia, speech disturbances, respiratory distress (epocrates). 

OTHER ANSWERS WHICH DX THEY ARE CHARACTERISTIC OF:

B) Koplik spots-measles

C) Rash on palms and soles-Syphilis

D) Erythema migrans-Lyme Disease

E) Absent temporal artery pulse-Temporal arteritis

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