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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello
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User :   One of my aunt has been diganoised with Guillian barre syndrome"...she was in and now admitted in
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Ok
User :   They have suggested 5 days stereoids and 2 days of physio....
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Ok
User :   she has no sensation / strength on both her legs
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Yes, it happens
User :   So would like a second opinion as to what the course treatment needs to be
Doctor :   Ok
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I will help you in that
User :   As they had spent few lakhs on injection when she was in , ...and now we are quite clueless in what they are doing in
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Ok
User :   and not sure if she is undergoing the right treatment...
User :   Need your advice...
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Sure
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Ok
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Now coming to the steroid therapy which has been started
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It helps in preventing further damage
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Because GB syndrome is an autoimmune disorder
User :   ok...
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in which body is spending antibodies against its own tissues
User :   she is diabetic too
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Ok
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That will be taken care of
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With GRBS measurement done at regular intervals
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So, need not worry about Diabetes
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Are you getting it?
User :   ok
User :   yes so far...
User :   GRBS is it the ENMG/EP REport ...iam looking at it right now?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so whats your advice on this case and how should we go about it...
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When did it start?
User :   yesterday was the 1st day they started
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No
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Not about that
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I asked like when did the first symptoms start?
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Could you get it?
User :   ok the sickness...it started with chicken guniea last month when she experienced severe pain in her legs ...she was cured of chicken gunea but the leg pain persisted.....and 15 days back she was unable to move both her legs
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Ok
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I would suggest you to talk to your Neurologist
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about Immunoglobin therapy and Plasmapherisis
User :   can you suggest the best in Bangalore
Doctor :   Nimhans is good

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But the load is heavy out there
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As it is a government hospital
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Some of the other best hospitals are
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BGS, Apollo and XXXXXXXX Higher Institute
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Especially BGS and XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX Higher institute
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XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX is a charitable hospital as well
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But you will need to personally go there and assess the feasibility
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Again if there is a heavy load
User :   you are right about Nimhans ...we are facing lot of infrastructure issues
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Ok
Doctor :   You can get a second opinion with our Neurologist
User :   so who are the best neurologist in Bangalore?
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I will provide you the link
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WWW.WWWW.WW User :   ok thanks
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For second opinion, you can approach us
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Also BGS and XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX hospitals have some of the best Neurologists
User :   BGS where is this located?
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It is in Kengeri, near Mysore Road
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You can browse our website for the hospital addresses and contacts
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in the hospital section
User :   ok thanks will do
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You can even see the Neurologists in Bangalore in the Doctors section
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?


User :   well just a quick question -any idea on the recovery period on this ?
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It is a disease where in definitive treatment is not available
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But treatment is available to accelerate the recovery
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The recovery takes place in 3 weeks or 3 months or more
User :   so there is the possibility of walking again right
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but there might be weakness and tingling that takes long time to recover
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The response of the patient is peculiar during the treatment
User :   i know...we are trying our best to motivate the patient to be positive
Doctor :   Ok
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Thats a quite a positive approach
Doctor :   Physiotherapy would be helpful in bringing back the motor function
User :   can you let me know who your neurologist is for 2taking nd opinion
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I have given the link above
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You copy it and put in the address
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You will get full info on him
User :   Alos looking for best physiotherapist in Bangalore
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And good news is around 80% recover fully
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But timely management is quite important
User :   ok that sounds hopeful
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So timely intervention is Important
User :   we will work on that...Also looking for best physiotherapist in Bangalore
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So do not make a delay
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

Doctor :   Are you there?

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