Kauvery Hospital Successfully Treats a Rare Neurological Syndrome in a Young Child
~14-year-old child in Tamil Nadu develops rare Miller Fischer
syndrome due to Covid-19
Chennai, 29th October 2020: Kauvery Hospital, a
leading multi-specialty hospital in Chennai, successfully treated a 14-year-old
child who developed Miller Fischer syndrome - a variant of Guillain-Barré Syndrome
(GBS) owing to his Covid-19 infection. Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare
medical condition in which the immune system attacks the nerves and is
triggered by an acute bacterial or viral infection in the body.
The patient had visited
Kauvery Hospital with complaints of double vision for 5 days and difficulty in
walking. After undergoing the Covid-19 RT PCR test, it was noted that the child
had tested positive for Covid-19 infection. Upon careful evaluation of the
various other symptoms such as hazed vision, general weakness, challenge in
walking and a tingling sensation in the limbs, the patient was diagnosed with
Miller Fischer Syndrome - a variant of Guillain-Barré Syndrome that occurred
due to Covid-19 infection,
Speaking about the case, Dr. Bhuvaneshwari Rajendran, Lead
Consultant and Neurologist, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai said, "Guillain-Barré Syndrome is a rare disorder.
When we came across Miller Fischer Syndrome - a variant of Guillain-Barré
Syndrome in a 14-year-old child, along with Covid-19, it presented a major challenge.
Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is an
immune mediated condition affecting the nerves that comes post bacterial or
viral infection and that can leave the patient in a paralytic state unless
treated early. It was very crucial
for us to rightly detect the rare syndrome and treat him in a manner to ensure
that he faces no major impact. In fact, we made special provision for one
parent to stay with patient wearing a PPE kit as the boy was so emotional and
refused admission. Within one week of admission in the hospital and intensive
treatment given to the child, he is now able to walk without support."
He was discharged after 6 days
of treatment at Kauvery Hospital. He was closely followed up as out-patient
with medical treatment and physiotherapy and is now able to carry out his daily
activities without any difficulty.
Adding on, Dr. Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan, Senior
Infectious Diseases Specialist, Kauvery Hospital said, "Post recovery of Covid-19, we have observed serious lung complications,
heart attacks, stroke and vascular complications in patients, even after 3 - 6
months of recovery. Some patients with mild Covid-19, also subsequently develop
neuro and vascular complications. We urge people to get themselves checked if
they have any persistent symptoms after Covid-19"
Speaking on the success of
the case, Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj,
Executive Director, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai, said, "Post Covid-19 complications are posing a bigger risk today. Timely
medical intervention is the need of the hour. Expertise at Kauvery Hospital has
enabled appropriate diagnosis and subsequent treatment in this rare neurological
condition. We hope that this success brings courage and faith for many people
around the world. I would like to thank the patient and his family for imbibing
faith in us as we continue our fight against the pandemic."
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