Guillain Barre Syndrome Complicating Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2016,6,3,1553-1556.
Published:September 2016
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Sourav Sinha1, Swapan Kumar Mallick2, Rudrajit Paul3*, Debdas Bose4, Md Asifullah1

1Resident, 2Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, 3Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine 4Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.


Neurological complications are a rare feature of haematological malignancies. We here report a case of T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma in a 15 year old girl complicated by Guillain BarreSyndrome (GBS). The GBS occurred after two cycles of chemotherapy. Diagnosis was done by electrodiagnostic studies which revealed AMAN subtype. The patient needed mechanical ventilation and was also treated with IvIg. Relevant literature pertaining to the association of the two conditions have also been discussed.

Imprint smear of the mediastinal mass showing mononuclear round cells