Positive serological tests for syphilis and administration of intravenous immunoglobulin.

Autor(es): Constable S. A.; Parry C. M.; Enevoldson T. P.; Bradley M.

Resumo: We report the case of a man who tested positive for syphilis following the intravenous administration of human normal immunoglobulin as part of the treatment of Guillain-Barré syndrome. The chronology of the testing suggested the passive acquisition of treponemal antibody. This phenomenon is not widely documented in the medical literature, but is a theoretical risk of treatment, and serves as a reminder to be cautious in the interpretation of such serological tests.

Imprenta: Sexually Transmitted Infections, v. 83, n. 1, p. 57-58, 2007

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1136/sti.2006.020503

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Serological diagnosis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Serology ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Transmission ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Immunology ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Public health

Data de publicação: 2007