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An uncommon cause of lower limb weakness.

Authors
  • Berlot, G
  • Viviani, M
  • Bussani, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Intensive care medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2000
Volume
26
Issue
1
Pages
128–130
Identifiers
PMID: 10663294
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe a case of a severely mentally disabled patient diagnosed as suffering from Guillain-Barré syndrome and treated with repeated plasma exchange. However, the abrupt onset of a cardiovascular collapse prompted a more in-depth diagnostic workup which demonstrated that the neurologic symptoms were likely to be ascribed to poisoning with heavy metals from a large number of ingested coins and other metallic items.

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