Sensory-only Guillain-Barre syndrome associated with coxsackievirus B4 infection
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Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is classically defined as a disorder of motor neurons but several variants that include sensory deficits have also been described. Variants that are primarily sensory, with little to no motor dysfunction, have been reported rarely. In most cases, an antecedent infection is identified. Here we present a case of sensory-only GBS associated with coxsackie virus B4 infection in a 79 year-old male. There have been rare reports of coxsackie viruses causing classic GBS or peripheral neuropathy, but to our knowledge this is the first reported association with sensory-only GBS.
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