Fisher/Gullain-Barré overlap syndrome in advanced AIDS.

Autor(es): Hiraga Akiyuki; Kuwabara Satoshi; Nakamura Akira; Yuki Nobuhiro; Hattori Takamichi; Matsunaga Takashi

Resumo: Human immunodeficiency virus-associated Guillain-Barré syndrome typically occurs early in HIV infection before AIDS develops. We report a 56-year-old male AIDS patient, who developed overlapping Fisher/Guillain-Barré syndrome despite markedly decreased CD4 cell counts. Serum anti-GQ1b IgG antibody was positive. His condition improved rapidly after immunoglobulin treatment. This indicates that Fisher/Guillain-Barré syndrome may occur even in severely immunosuppressed patients and that anti-ganglioside antibody production is possibly mediated by a T cell-independent process.

Imprenta: Journal of the Neurological Sciences, v. 258, n. 1-2, p. 148-150, 2007

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/j.jns.2007.02.029

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

Data de publicação: 2007