Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with acute hepatitis E infection.

Autor(es): Tse Alan C. T.; Cheung Raymond T. F.; Ho Shu Leong.; Chan Koon Ho

Resumo: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a neurological emergency that warrants prompt diagnosis and treatment. Occasionally, the clinical, laboratory and electrophysiological features are neither typical nor diagnostic. It requires a high index of suspicion and clinical judgement for early diagnosis and commencement of treatment in those scenarios. Some pathogens are potential triggers of this serious neurological disease, including: Campylobacter jejuni, Mycoplasma pneumoniae and cytomegalovirus. Although uncommon, hepatotrophic viruses (hepatitis A, B and C) are increasingly recognized to be triggering microbes. Here, we report a patient with unusual GBS triggered by an atypical microbe, hepatitis E virus, in a Chinese patient, via a common route of transmission in this locality.

Imprenta: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, v. 19, n. 4, p. 607-608, 2012

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/j.jocn.2011.06.024

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

Data de publicação: 2012