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Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune inflammatory polyneuropathy presenting classically as a rapid, progressive ascending paralysis with global areflexia1,2.
Other causes of an acute ascending paralysis with preserved mental status include spinal cord tumors and acute poliomyelitis.
10) The characteristic features of Australian TP included a prolonged prodrome of lethargy and weakness, ascending paralysis beginning in the right leg, external ophthalmoplegia, and constricted visual fields.