Guillain-Barré syndrome following hand-foot-and-mouth disease.

Autor(es): Mori M.; Takagi K.; Kuwabara S.; Hattori T.; Kojima S.

Resumo: We describe a patient who developed Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) following hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) which is known to be caused by enterovirus infection. A 35-year-old man developed acute paraparesis and dysesthesia in the four limbs following typical skin eruption of HFMD. Electrophysiologic studies showed peripheral nerve demyelination predominant in the distal terminals. HFMD is a rare cause of meningitis, encephalitis, and polio-like myelitis, but GBS following HFMD has never been described.

Imprenta: Internal Medicine, v. 39, n. 6, p. 503-505, 2000

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.2169/internalmedicine.39.503

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

Data de publicação: 2000