Misdiagnosed case of bicker staff brainstem encephalitis.

  • Muhammad Haisum Maqsood King Edward Medical University
  • Kinza Rubab King Edward Medical University
  • Muhammad Zaigham Maqsood Civil Hospital (DHQ) Faisalabad.
Keywords: Bickerstaff, Brain Stem, Encephalitis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Neurological disease

Abstract

Bickerstaff’s brainstem encephalitis (BBE) is a rare neurological disease characterized by ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and altered sensorium.1 Its etiology is thought to be autoimmune in nature and sometimes certain infections precede illness.2-4 It is a spectrum of illnesses with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and Miller Fischer Syndrome (MFS).5-6 We describe an atypical case of BBE which was initially misdiagnosed as meningo-encephalitis. As such, we report this case for its rarity. Informed consent was received from the patient before undertaking and reporting this study.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Haisum Maqsood, King Edward Medical University

MBBS

House Officer

Department of Internal Medicine

 

Kinza Rubab, King Edward Medical University

MBBS

House Officer

Department of Internal Medicine

 

Muhammad Zaigham Maqsood, Civil Hospital (DHQ) Faisalabad.

MBBS

Post-graduate Resident PGR-2

Department of Surgical Unit-5

 

 

Published
2019-08-10