Reply To: Left side weakness

March 27, 2014 at 1:22 am

An experienced neurologist should be consulted to check if it is a variant of GBS such as Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN) or Lewis-Sumner Syndrome. Autoimmune Inflammatory Vasculitis is another related neuropathy that could affect blood flows. These variants of GBS/CIDP can have asymmetrical symptoms, like weakness only on one side. Please review the following document to see if it might help identify symptoms and possible causes in your daughter’s situation: http://www.gbs-cidp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/MultifocalMotorNeuropathy.pdf

A “Center of Excellence” can offer experienced diagnosis and treatment options not generally available in many private practices. Maybe one is located near you: http://www.gbs-cidp.org/home/get-support/centers-of-excellence

I hope you find the cause so proper treatment can be given soon to hasten her recovery.