Doctors successfully treat rare variant of GB Syndrome on a 5-year-old girl in Siliguri

Siliguri, 09th February: A team of doctors at Neotia Getwel Healthcare Centre has always shown clinical advancement with a successful outcome in providing top–of–the–line Paediatric Critical Care to treat rare of rare diseases and disorders affecting the children of this region. 

As per the information, the 5 years old girl was admitted to the Emergency Department of Neotia Getwel with walking difficulty (ataxia), restricted eyeballs (opthalmoplegia), difficulty in movement of arms and legs (quadriparesis) and drowsiness. She was diagnosed with a very rare variant of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (Atypical Miller Fisher Syndrome) on further investigation.

The entire treatment plan involved a team of Consultants including Dr Jeevan Silwal, Consultant – Paediatric Neurology, Dr Prince Parakh, Consultant – Paediatrics and Neonatology, Dr Sumantra Kr. Raut, Consultant – Paediatric Nephrology, Dr Ajit Kr. Singh, Consultant – Nephrology and Dr Tanmoy Pal, Consultant – Neurology and inputs were taken from other concerned specialities when required. 

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a Medical Emergency. It is a rare disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks one’s nerves. Weakness and tingling in your extremities are usually the first symptoms. These sensations can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing the whole body. Guillain-Barre syndrome is a serious condition that requires immediate hospitalization because it can worsen rapidly.

Despite round the clock care by the team of doctors and the PICU team, the girl was not responding well to the treatment. Dr Sumantra Kr. Raut, Consultant – Paediatric Nephrology and Dr Ajit Kr. Singh, Consultant – Nephrology of Neotia Getwel then performed Plasmapheresis (PEX) to treat her. She went through 10 sessions of PEX. Later she was weaned off the ventilator and was discharged in a recovering phase. 

As per, Dr Jeevan Silwal and Dr Prince Parakh, the girl is now recovering well. She is completely alert and is interacting with everyone. With rehabilitation and physiotherapy, the doctors said that she shall be able to recover further.  

Dr Prince Parakh is one of the leading and reputed paediatricians of the region. He is a brilliant Neonatologist in Siliguri delivering quality care to children. He is a newborn, Child and Adolescent specialist. Dedicated especially with Neonatology, Vaccinology, Childhood Asthma, Paediatric Nephrology, infectious diseases, Behavioural Problems, Newborn and pediatric critical care. He is actively involved in the immunization program that protects children against infectious diseases.

“Seeing your child getting paralysed in front of your eyes is the worst thing that could happen to any parents. When our daughter was unconscious, we almost lost hope of getting her back. But with the help of advanced technology, proper diagnosis, round the clock care and teamwork, we got our daughter back smiling. We are thankful to her doctors and especially to the entire PICU team who worked day and night to save our child”, said Mr Basak, father of the child. 


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