Guillain-Barre syndrome with meningoencephalitis after Campylobacter jejuni infection.

Autor(es): Tsugawa Takeshi; Nikaido Koki; Doi Toshiaki; Koga Michiaki; Susuki Keiichiro; Kubota Tomoki; Tsutsumi Hiroyuki

Resumo: A 14-year-old boy presented with progressive ascending muscle weakness, urinary retention and disturbed consciousness. Initially his cerebrospinal fluid showed pleocytosis, and protein-cellular dissociation developed later. Campylobacter jejuni was isolated from his stool and serum anti-ganglioside antibodies were positive. Our case suggests that coexistence of meningoencephalitis at an early stage of illness does not necessarily exclude the diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Imprenta: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, v. 23, n. 10, p. 966-968, 2004

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies

Data de publicação: 2004