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Bilateral Facial Spasm Following Guillain–Barré Syndrome

Guduru, Zain; Morgan, John C.; Sethi, Kapil

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.

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Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
DOI
https://doi.org/10.7916/D83X9PPX

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Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
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February 13, 2019
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