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A case of Guillain-Barre syndrome with pregnancy who delivered in ICU: a rare outcome of rare co-occurrence
  1. Rahul Jain1,
  2. Pankaj Satyanarayan Rathi1,
  3. Kapil Telang1 and
  4. Alia Zaidi2
  1. 1 Neurology, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore, India
  2. 2 Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rahul Jain; drrahulneuro{at}


Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in pregnancy is a rare co-occurrence and it is generally accepted that it carries a high maternal risk. We report a 40-year-old housewife who developed GBS with respiratory failure during the third trimester (31 weeks of gestation). She had preterm vaginal delivery on ventilator support at 34 weeks of gestation in neurology intensive care unit. She managed successfully with ventilatory support, intravenous immunoglobulin and other supportive measures.

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  • Contributors RJ was involved in acute management of the patient and outpatient follow-up. PSR actively participated in literature review, writing of the case report, proofreading and submitting. KT was the intensivist in-charge for managing this case. AZ was involved in obstetric management of this patient .

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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