A case of central nervous system vasculitis related to an episode of Guillain-Barrè syndrome.

Autor(es): Sinardi D,Spada A,Marino A,Mondello E

Resumo: The authors report their knowledge about an uncommon case of isolated vasculitis, restricted to the left sylvian artery during an auto-immune Guillain-Barrè syndrome (GBS), sustained by cytomegalovirus (CMV). An acute cardiopulmonary failure requiring a ventilator and vasopressor support manifested, notwithstanding plasma exchanging and immune-modulating therapy. An IgM-enriched formula administration coincided with a rapid amelioration of GBS and vasculitis to a complete recovery the next month after her discharge to a rehabilitation centre.

Imprenta: Critical Care, v. 4, n. 4, p. 245-247, 2000

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1186/cc700

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

Data de publicação: 2000