Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy following malaria.
Autor(es): Berkowitz Aaron L,Thakur Kiran T
Resumo: Among the neurologic complications of malaria, acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy is a rarely reported phenomenon. We describe a patient with acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy following malaria in a 26-year-old traveler to an endemic area and review the clinical features of all 23 previously reported patients. Malarial infection should be considered as a potential preceding trigger in patients residing in or travelers returning from malaria-endemic areas presenting with the clinical features of acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy in the setting of a recent or ongoing febrile illness.
Palavras-Chave: Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Guillain-Barré syndrome, Malaria, Tropical neurology
Imprenta: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, v. 21, n. 4, p. 704-706, 2014
Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/j.jocn.2013.07.031
Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis
Data de publicação: 2014