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Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy Improvement 20 Days After Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Authors Untari NK, Kusumastuti K, Suryokusumo G, Sudiana IK

Received 4 November 2020

Accepted for publication 29 January 2021

Published 3 March 2021 Volume 2021:14 Pages 151—155

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IMCRJ.S289627

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas


Ni Komang Sri Dewi Untari,1,2 Kurnia Kusumastuti,3 Guritno Suryokusumo,4 I Ketut Sudiana5

1Department of Hyperbaric, Drs. Med. Rijadi S. Phys. Naval Health Institute, Surabaya, Indonesia; 2Doctoral Program, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia; 3Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia; 4Department of Hyperbaric, Faculty of Medicine, Pembangunan Nasional University, Jakarta, Indonesia; 5Department of Pathology Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia

Correspondence: Ni Komang Sri Dewi Untari
Department of Research and Development, Drs. Med. R. Rijadi S., Phys. Naval Health Institute, Surabaya, Indonesia
Email [email protected]

Abstract: We reported a rare case demonstrating that the hyperbaric oxygen chamber provided faster clinical improvement in a patient with a variant of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). A patient with progressive, acute weakness of upper extremity locomotor muscles and with difficulty breathing and swallowing was diagnosed with axonal GBS. Despite life-saving conventional therapies, there was no significant improvement until day 5. During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, there were daily gradual improvements until day 20, at which time the patient was capable of walking slowly without using a walking aid.

Keywords: acute motor axonal neuropathy, hyperbaric oxygen

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