Bilateral facial spasm following Guillain–Barré syndrome

Zain Guduru, John Morgan, Kapil Sethi

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Abstract

Background: We report a patient who developed lower facial muscle spasm at rest and bilateral facial synkinesis several months after treatment of Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS); this finding, to our knowledge, is hitherto unreported. Phenomenology Shown: Bilateral synkinesis, facial muscles spasm at rest, bilateral postparalytic facial syndrome. Educational Value: Aberrant regeneration of nerve fibers post GBS, resulting in facial muscles spasm at rest, bilateral synkinesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number476
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalTremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
Volume8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aberrant regeneration
  • Facial spasm
  • Guillain–Barré syndrome
  • Synkinesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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