Royal Brisbane Hospital

  • A 33 year old man presented with weakness and progressed to developing respiratory failure. Candidates were asked to assess neurological state and determine cause of weakness.
    • D/D of LMN weakness expected
    • Criteria for intubation in GBS
    • Autonomic dysfunction
    • Neuropathic pain management
  • Areas of weakness identified by examiners:
    • Poor general neurological examination
    • Failure to recognise autonomic dysfunction
    • Failure to spell out when they would intubate a patient with GBS