Acute flaccid Paralysis as first presentation of Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome: A case report from Nepal

Authors

  • Abhishek Thapaliya BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
  • Bhupendra Shah BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
  • Roshan Chhetri BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
  • Auraj Uprety BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
  • Deepak Dhakal BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
  • Sanjib Kr Sharma BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jaim.v10i1.37097

Keywords:

Acute flaccid paralysis, Nepal, Respiratory failure, Sjögren’s syndrome

Abstract

Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease with glandular and extra-glandular involvement. The common neurological manifestation of Sjögren’s syndrome are peripheral neuropathy, anterior horn cell disease, transverse myelitis and aseptic meningitis. However, Sjögren’s syndrome presenting with acute flaccid paralysis is rare phenomenon. We report a case of a 35-year-old woman who presented with acute flaccid paralysis with respiratory failure who was later diagnosed as Primary Sjogren’s syndrome.

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Author Biographies

Abhishek Thapaliya, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

Bhupendra Shah, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

Roshan Chhetri, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

Auraj Uprety, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

Sanjib Kr Sharma, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

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Published

2021-05-14

How to Cite

Thapaliya, A., Shah, B., Chhetri, R., Uprety, A., Dhakal, D., & Sharma, S. K. (2021). Acute flaccid Paralysis as first presentation of Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome: A case report from Nepal. Journal of Advances in Internal Medicine, 10(1), 48–50. https://doi.org/10.3126/jaim.v10i1.37097

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Case Reports