AIM: To show that conversion reactions should be suspected when symptomatology or instrumental checking does not conform to a precise pathological pattern in its anatomical and physiological keys. METHODS: We report the case of a 14-y-old girl who presented with signs and symptoms of Guillain-Barré polyradiculonevritis. Negative instrumental and laboratory tests led us to consider a possible diagnosis of conversion reaction. RESULTS: After a more detailed history emphasizing the close bond between the patient and her father, a poor peer-relation exchange and psychological stress, we were able to identify conversion reactions through the patient's motor signs. CONCLUSION: Conversion symptoms must be suspected and searched for when the neurologic outline is difficult to clarify, and also in the case of Guillain-Barré syndrome that does not respond to plasmapheresis.

Rigante, D., Torrioli, M. G., Ferrara, P., Buonuomo, P. S., Pulitano', S. M. M., Stabile, A., Conversion reaction presenting as a polyradiculonevritis, <<ACTA PAEDIATRICA>>, 2003; (92): 120-122 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/83177]

Conversion reaction presenting as a polyradiculonevritis

Rigante;Donato; Torrioli;Maria Giulia; Ferrara;Pietro; Buonuomo;Paola Sabrina; Pulitano';Silvia Maria Modesta; Stabile
2003

Abstract

AIM: To show that conversion reactions should be suspected when symptomatology or instrumental checking does not conform to a precise pathological pattern in its anatomical and physiological keys. METHODS: We report the case of a 14-y-old girl who presented with signs and symptoms of Guillain-Barré polyradiculonevritis. Negative instrumental and laboratory tests led us to consider a possible diagnosis of conversion reaction. RESULTS: After a more detailed history emphasizing the close bond between the patient and her father, a poor peer-relation exchange and psychological stress, we were able to identify conversion reactions through the patient's motor signs. CONCLUSION: Conversion symptoms must be suspected and searched for when the neurologic outline is difficult to clarify, and also in the case of Guillain-Barré syndrome that does not respond to plasmapheresis.
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Rigante, D., Torrioli, M. G., Ferrara, P., Buonuomo, P. S., Pulitano', S. M. M., Stabile, A., Conversion reaction presenting as a polyradiculonevritis, <<ACTA PAEDIATRICA>>, 2003; (92): 120-122 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/83177]
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