Table 1

Case reports of pharyngeal-cervical-brachial (PCB) variant of Guillain–Barré syndrome and our diagnosis based on the clinical features

 Ropper1Arai et al4Capasso et al14Chan et al5
Patient 1Patient 2Ropper3Mizoguchi et al9Kashihara et al10Osaki et al11Okuda et al12Pan et al13Patient 1Patient 2Patient 1Patient 2
Age, sex19, M54, F23, F40, M55, F26, M21, M37, F65, M41, M47, M67, M61, F
External ophthalmoparesis+++++++++
Internal ophthalmoparesis++
Facial palsy++++++++++
Oropharygneal palsy++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Neck weakness+++++++++++++++++++++++++
Upper limb
 Hypo- or areflexia++++++++++++
Lower limb
 Hypo- or areflexia+++++++++
  • −, normal; +, mild ophthalmoplegia or weakness; ++, marked ophthalmoplegia or weakness; /, overlap syndrome.

  • AAN, acute ataxic neuropathy; FS, Fisher syndrome.