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Write-up: Guillain Barre. She was well on day of immunization but later said she was weak and several months this was not objectively noticed then, but shortly after the vaccine. 9/28/06 Received medical records from neurologists which reveal patient seen by PCP 7/31/06 with complaint of loss of strength over past 3 mos. Labs were done by PCP & showed mild dehydration & elevated neutrophils, eos were absent. Patient referred to neuro & initial eval on 8/3 reveals patient noted weakness beginning in June which had progressively worsened. Symptoms included tingling sensation at tip of fingers & significant weakness to the point she could not do her own hair. Birth history was WNL & only PMH is of ADD & has been on Adderall for about 1 year as well as BCP. Exam showed definite weakness of all extremities, esp upper extremities, & neck. Reflexes were absent in legs. Gait was normal but had difficulty taking steps w/o support & could not rise from sitting w/o help. Normal CPK made dx difficult & EMG/NCS was done on 8/4 which was strongly positive for GBS & copy of test included with records. Treated with IVIG x 2 days & placed in rehab facility on 8/5/06 for eval & therapy then received home PT. Seen by neuro next on 8/24 which showed improvement but still with weakness especially in the hands. Now able to rise from sitting on floor w/o support. Still no reflexes in legs. Complete but slow recovery was expected at that time/ss 9/28/06 Received medical records from hospital which reveal patient admitted 8/4/-8/6/06 for IVIG & PT./ss
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