Postinfectious Guillain-Barre syndrome in a patient with methimazole-induced agranulocytosis.

Autor(es): Cho Yoon Young; Joung Ji Young; Jeong Hyemin; Je Dongmo; Hong Yun Soo; Suh Sunghwan; Kim Sun Wook

Resumo: Both Graves disease and Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) are autoimmune disorders caused by impaired self-tolerance mechanisms and triggered by interactions between genetic and environmental factors. GBS in patients who suffer from other autoimmune diseases is rarely reported, and the development of postinfectious GBS in a patient with Graves disease has not been previously reported in the literature. Herein, we report a patient with Graves disease who developed postinfectious GBS during a course of methimazole-induced agranulocytosis.

Palavras-Chave: Agranulocytosis, Graves disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome

Imprenta: The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine, v. 28, n. 6, p. 724-727, 2013

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.3904/kjim.2013.28.6.724

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Viral infections

Data de publicação: 2013