Acute hepatitis E complicated by Guillain-Barre syndrome in Portugal, December 2012--a case report.

Autor(es): Santos L,Mesquita J R,Rocha Pereira N,Lima-Alves C,Serrão R,Figueiredo P,Reis J,Simões J,Nascimento Ms,Sarmento A

Resumo: Autochthonous hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection has been increasingly reported in Europe and the United States, mostly arising from genotype 3 and less frequently genotype 4. We report here on a patient with HEV genotype 3a infection complicated by Guillain-Barré syndrome in Portugal in December 2012. We draw attention to the diagnosis of autochthonous HEV infection and to its rare, but important, neurological complications.

Imprenta: Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europe?en Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, v. 18, n. 34, 2013

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES2013.18.34.20563

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - RNA ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Viral infections ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Virus

Data de publicação: 2013