Encephalopathy complicated by Guillain-Barre syndrome and hydrocephalus and associated with acute Bartonella quintana infection.

Autor(es): Mantadakis Elpis; Spanaki Anna-Maria; Psaroulaki Anna; Fitrolaki Dianna; Minadakis George; Michaeloudi Evi; Tselentis Yannis; Briassoulis George

Resumo: We describe a 16-month-old girl who suffered from encephalopathy leading to intensive care unit hospitalization, complicated by Guillain-Barre syndrome and hydrocephalus, and who had serologic and molecular evidence of central nervous system infection by B. quintana. The possible association of B. quintana with Guillain-Barre syndrome and hydrocephalus has not been previously described and demonstrates the growing spectrum of neurologic complications of Bartonella spp. infections.

Imprenta: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, v. 26, n. 9, p. 860-862, 2007

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318124aa08

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

Data de publicação: 2007