Recurrent Guillain-Barré syndrome after surgery

Autor(es): Olivier N,Laribi H,Pages M,Camu W,Juntas Morales R

Resumo: Recurrent Guillain-Barré syndrome is a very rare entity. Few cases have been reported. We report two patients who have developed a recurrent Guillain-Barré syndrome where one or even two episodes occurred after the same type of surgery, a hip prosthesis replacement. Occurrence of Guillain-Barré syndrome after surgery has mainly been reported in relation to epidural anesthesia and less frequently general anesthesia. Although underlying pathogenic mechanisms remain unknown, a molecular mimicry phenomenon has been proposed.

Palavras-Chave: Guillain-Barré syndrome ; Recurrence ; Surgery

Imprenta: Revue Neurologique, v. 166, n. 6-7, p. 644-647, 2010

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/j.neurol.2009.12.002

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Molecular screening

Data de publicação: 2010