Fisher's syndrome and group A streptococcal infection.

Autor(es): Yuki N.; Hirata K.

Resumo: Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus causes immune-mediated disorders such as acute rheumatic fever and acute glomerulonephritis. We describe a second patient with Fisher's syndrome (FS) from whom beta-hemolytic streptococcus was isolated. We performed a study of the antecedent pharyngeal symptoms in FS and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Sore throat was statistically more frequent in FS (18/24 cases, 75%) than in Guillain-Barré syndrome (29/58 cases, 50%). In a series, however, the association of FS with group A streptococcal infection was not shown. Some patients may develop FS after group A streptococcal infection, but the bacterium is not a major antecedent agent in FS.

Imprenta: Journal of the Neurological Sciences, v. 160, n. 1, p. 64-66, 1998

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/S0022-510X(98)00220-2

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Epidemiology ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Public health

Data de publicação: 1998