Henoch-Schönlein purpura in a child with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Autor(es): Fuchigami Tatsuo; Hasegawa Maki; Hashimoto Koji; Fujita Yukihiko; Inamo Yasuji

Resumo: A case of Henoch-Schönlein purpura with Guillain-Barré syndrome in a 3-year-old-girl is presented. This association is extremely rare. During the course of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a decrease in plasma factor XIII activity was noted. When the Guillain-Barré symptoms improved, the factor XIII activity returned to normal. In the present case of Henoch-Schönlein purpura complicated by Guillain-Barré syndrome, the factor XIII level was measured, a novel feature of this study. The findings suggest the involvement of factor XIII, which is characteristically involved in Henoch-Schönlein purpura, also is involved in the associated Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Imprenta: Pediatric Neurology, v. 43, n. 6, p. 431-434, 2010

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2010.06.008

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Biosynthesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins

Data de publicação: 2010