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City doctors treat teen with rare syndrome – News Today

Chennai: A 14-year-old who developed Miller Fischer syndrome – a variant of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) owing to his Covid-19 infection, was treated at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai.

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare medical condition in which the immune system attacks the nerves and is triggered by an acute bacterial or viral infection in the body.

The patient had visited Kauvery Hospital with complaints of double vision for five days and difficulty in walking. After undergoing the Covid-19 RT PCR test, it was noted that the child had tested positive for infection. Upon careful evaluation of the various other symptoms such as hazed vision, general weakness, challenge in walking and a tingling sensation in the limbs, the patient was diagnosed with Miller Fischer Syndrome – a variant of Guillain-Barré Syndrome that occurred due to Covid-19 infection.

Within one week of admission in the hospital and intensive treatment given to the child, he is now able to walk without support, said Dr Bhuvaneshwari Rajendran, lead consultant and neurologist.


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