An elderly patient with Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis: a case report

Authors

  • Md Rashedul Islam Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Tanbin Rahman Assistant Professor (Medicine), Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Mohammad Sakhawat Hossen Khan Registrar, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Md Azharul Islam MD Resident, Department of Gastroenterology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v14i1.71021

Keywords:

Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis, magnetic resonance imaging, brain, anti-GQ1b antibody

Abstract

Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis is a rare autoimmune inflammatory disorder characterized by the triad of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and decreased consciousness. It is considered as a variant of Miller Fisher syndrome and Guillain-Barré syndrome but differentiated by the presence of clinical features of central nervous system involvement. Here, we present a case of Bickerstaff’s brainstem encephalitis with classical clinical features, suggestive radiological findings and positive anti-GQ1b antibody.

BIRDEM Med J 2024; 14(1): 53-56

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Published

2024-01-29

How to Cite

Rashedul Islam, M., Rahman, T. ., Sakhawat Hossen Khan, M. ., & Azharul Islam, M. (2024). An elderly patient with Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis: a case report. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 14(1), 53–56. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v14i1.71021

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Case Reports