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Severe hypertension and raised haematocrit: unusual presentation of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
  1. A. M. Richards,
  2. M. G. Nicholls,
  3. M. E. Beard,
  4. P. J. Parkin,
  5. E. A. Espiner


    A 36 year old man presented with headache, polyuria, thirst and weakness of the lower limbs. Hypertension and a high haematocrit were striking features on initial assessment. Subsequently the full picture of Guillain-Barré syndrome developed. Hormone measurement revealed marked sympathetic nervous system and renin-angiotensin system activation with a return to normal of both blood pressure and hormones with neurological recovery.

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