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Guillain Barre syndrome, a rare nerve illness affecting 14-year-old boys, was given a fresh lease on life.

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Leading healthcare organization Wockhardt Hospitals Nagpur has a history of compassion and innovation that benefits patients in Central India. Another critically ill 14-year-old child was successfully treated at Wockhardt Hospitals Nagpur, which cares for critical patients. Once more demonstrating their mettle, Wockhardt Hospitals Nagpur prevented the youngster from becoming permanently disabled.

14-year-old Master Pranav Thombare resides in a village close to Akola. After the Holi festival, on the third day, he complained of discomfort and weakness in his legs. Parents sent their son to school regardless, assuming it was just a minor complaint or the boy’s unwillingness to go to school. A few hours later, they received a call from the school informing them that their son had passed out in his classroom and was unable to get up. His parents hurried to the hospital to visit their only son, where he was originally identified as having dehydration and syncope.

He was sent to Wockhardt Hospital Nagpur when his condition worsened and he began having breathing problems. He was diagnosed with Guillain Barre syndrome, also known as GB syndrome, a rare neurological condition in which the myelin sheathing on nerves and occasionally even on peripheral nerves is destroyed by the autoimmune system, impairing the ability of the brain to send signals to the muscles throughout the body.

When he arrived at the hospital, he was so frail that he could not use his fingers and was unable to breathe because of paralysis of the respiratory muscles. He received IVIG therapy, which is immunoglobulin produced from pooled plasma of blood donors, as soon as he was intubated, placed on a mechanical ventilator, and begun. The patient’s inability to swallow anything, including his own saliva, added to the difficulties and caused aspiration pneumonia and sepsis.

He was initially stabilized at Wockhardt Hospitals Nagpur using a multidisciplinary approach between neurology, intensive care, and other departments, prompt therapy initiation, and mechanical ventilation. Over the following 4 weeks, he gradually improved to the point where he is now independent for daily living activities and able to walk with little assistance.

Even though this is a very unusual circumstance, according to Dr. Amit Bhatti, with effective physiotherapy and neurorehabilitation, the patient should recover his previous level of physical function in a few months.

This case emphasizes the value of early diagnosis and treatment initiation, as well as a multidisciplinary approach between the departments of neurology, intensive care, and physical therapy for better recovery. Delay in immunotherapy initiation may result in permanent damage to peripheral nerves, which in some cases may even be permanent and life-threatening. And this is where the hospital’s strategy contributes to the patient’s successful treatment.

Clinical neurologist Dr. Amit Bhatti is a master, with additional training in stroke and interventional neurological operations. He is an authority in providing patients with brain stroke and conditions affecting the brain’s blood vessels with thorough therapy. In addition to stroke, he has extensive experience treating epilepsy, neuroimmunological problems, and many types of headaches. His many international and domestic research publications, including the ground-breaking work on Indian pediatric stroke treatment with mechanical thrombectomy and rescue stenting for adult brain strokes, attest to his keen scientific acumen.

 


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