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The patient's ascending paralysis worsened over the next 3 days with paresthesias, loss of all deep tendon reflexes, and involvement of cranial nerves.
In our first case, the onset of rapidly progressive ascending paralysis coincided with the acute retroviral syndrome of HIV.
was a 45-year-old female, admitted with respiratory distress from a severe case of Guillain Barre with ascending paralysis progressing to the level of her respiratory muscles, requiring immediate intubation.