Guillain-Barré Syndrome in a Boy With Lung Fluke Infection: Case Report and Literature Review.

Autor(es): Yang Cui-Wei; Gao Feng; Xia Zhe-Zhi

Resumo: Guillain-Barré syndrome is the most common acute peripheral neuropathy in children in most countries. The cause and pathogenesis of the disease have yet to be clarified. There have been only a few reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome resulting from parasite infections worldwide, no cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome after lung fluke infection have been reported. We report a case of an 8-year-old male patient with Guillain-Barré syndrome after lung fluke infection. The child had a history of consumption of undercooked crabs. He was diagnosed with paragonimiasis. The patient experienced paralysis of and pain in the lower limbs about 3 weeks after symptom onset. Neurologic and electrophysiologic examination findings supported the diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome. Parasitic infections should also be considered when determining which antecedent infection is associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Palavras-Chave: Guillain-Barré syndrome, children, paragonimiasis, parasitic infections

Imprenta: Journal of Child Neurology, v. 30, n. 9, p. 1208-1210, 2015

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1177/0883073814546689

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis

Data de publicação: 2015