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June 1977

Guillain—Barré Syndrome: Another Cause of the "Floppy Infant"

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Pediatric Neurology of the University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver. Dr Carroll is now with Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis.

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(6):699-700. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120190093022

• We report a 4½-month-old female infant with subacute onset of hypotonia. Symmetrical weakness, association with a viral illness, high CSF protein level, diminished nerve conduction velocities, and a prompt recovery were compatible with the diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome. The possibility that this disorder may occur in young infants with weakness should be considered.

(Am J Dis Child 131:699-700, 1977)

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