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Pharyngeal-cervical-brachial variant of Guillain–Barré syndrome
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    Porphyric neuropathy
    • Nobuhiro Yuki, Research Professor
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      • Benjamin R. Wakerley

    Reply - We thank Prof Shubhakaran for the interest shown in our article and for highlighting that porphyric neuropathy should be among the differential diagnosis in patients presenting the pharyngeal-cervical- brachial weakness. Indeed, porphyric neuropathy does share some clinical features with Guillain-Barre syndrome and in 50% of cases weakness starts in the upper limbs and therefore may mimic pharyngeal-cervical-brachi...

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    I read an interesting article on a variant of Guillain Barré syndrome, by Benjamin and Nobunhiro(March 2014 issue). The review was excellent one but it was lacking one important differential diagnosis among the list of what were mentioned by the eminent authors, that is porphyria1. Porphyric neuropathy is a source of confusion in practice, and patients with porphyria rarely receive the correct diagnosis early in the cour...

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