Indian Journal of Rheumatology

CASE-BASED REVIEW
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 74--76

Guillain–barre syndrome as a presenting feature of systemic lupus erythematosus in a child and it's complete resolution with rituximab treatment


Rahul Reddy, Anu Punnen, Annie Bella, Sathish Kumar 
 Department of Pediatrics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sathish Kumar
Department of Pediatrics, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can present with varied neurological manifestations in children. Guillain–Barre syndrome (GBS) as a presenting feature of SLE is quite rare in children. We report a 9-year-old girl who presented with acute motor axonal polyradiculoneuropathy and noticed to have features of SLE. She was initially treated with intravenous immunoglobulins and corticosteroids with partial response. After starting rituximab, she showed dramatic recovery, proving the role of rituximab in GBS refractory to first-line medications in SLE. She remained in remission after 12 months of follow-up.


How to cite this article:
Reddy R, Punnen A, Bella A, Kumar S. Guillain–barre syndrome as a presenting feature of systemic lupus erythematosus in a child and it's complete resolution with rituximab treatment.Indian J Rheumatol 2019;14:74-76


How to cite this URL:
Reddy R, Punnen A, Bella A, Kumar S. Guillain–barre syndrome as a presenting feature of systemic lupus erythematosus in a child and it's complete resolution with rituximab treatment. Indian J Rheumatol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 15 ];14:74-76
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