Guillain-Barré syndrome and cytomegalovirus infection during pregnancy.

Autor(es): Mendizabal J. E.; Bassam B. A.

Resumo: We report a case of Guillain-Barré syndrome and associated cytomegalovirus infection during pregnancy. A 15-year-old black adolescent had progressive ascending paralysis and vague sensory symptoms during week 10 of her first pregnancy. Diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome was confirmed by electrophysiologic findings consistent with acute demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. A mild elevation of anti-GM1 antibodies was also detected. The patient improved with plasmapheresis treatment; however, fetal death occurred 10 weeks later. Cytomegalovirus placentitis was confirmed histologically. Acute demyelinating polyneuropathy during pregnancy warrants consideration of a concomitant, primary maternal and fetal cytomegalovirus infection.

Imprenta: Southern Medical Journal, v. 90, n. 1, p. 63-64, 1997

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Cytopathology ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Viral infections

Data de publicação: 1997