Guillain–Barré Syndrome With Bilateral Facial Diplegia Secondary to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Infection

A Case Report

Natalia Ramirez; David Ujueta; Luis Felipe Diaz; Lucila Emilse Folleco; Andrea Rodriguez; Ivan Gaona; Mauricio O. Nava-Mesa


J Med Case Reports. 2021;15(558) 

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SARS-CoV-2 should be considered as a potential trigger of GBS and all its variants. Clinicians should be aware of this possible risk when treating a COVID-19-positive patient, independently of the severity of their respiratory condition.

Considering the large number of neurological disorders induced directly or indirectly by SARS-CoV-2, a neurological physical examination should be performed routinely in these types of patients, especially in those with severe symptoms. It is important to start performing more clinical neurophysiology tests to record these neurological alterations and determine if the virus generates an axonal, myelin, or mixed involvement of the PNS.