Neuroleptic malignant syndrome and acute motor axonal neuropathy after Campylobacter jejuni infection.

Autor(es): Rajabally Y. A.; Ramlackhansingh A.; Fraser M.; Abbott R. J.

Resumo: We report the case of a patient with Parkinson's disease who developed rapidly progressive weakness of the four limbs due to an acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN). This occurred days after a neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). Serologic evidence of a preceding Campylobacter jejuni infection was detected and treatment with intravenous immunoglobulins proved effective. This case suggests that the rarely described neuropathies occurring with NMS may have a postinfectious immune basis and respond to immunomodulatory therapy.

Imprenta: Neurophysiologie Clinique, v. 39, n. 3, p. 135-138, 2009

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/j.neucli.2009.02.001

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Molecular screening ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Immunology

Data de publicação: 2009