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Volume 2013, Article ID 953612, 5 pages
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Case Report

Weakness and the Inability to Ambulate in a 14-Month-Old Female: A Case Report and Concise Review of Guillain-Barre Syndrome

1Department of Emergency Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
3Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, USA

Received 13 December 2012; Accepted 10 January 2013

Academic Editors: W. D. Grant, C.-C. Lai, and W. Mauritz

Copyright © 2013 Scott A. Bloch et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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