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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 178291, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/178291
Case Report

Isolated Bilateral Ptosis as an Early Sign of Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Department of Neurology (Medicine), Hamad Medical Corporation, P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar

Received 21 January 2013; Accepted 4 March 2013

Academic Editors: H. Ikeda, P. Sandroni, and M. Toft

Copyright © 2013 Yahia Z. Imam and Dirk Deleu. 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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