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Ann Clin Neurophysiol > Volume 7(1); 2005 > Article
Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2005; 7(1): 26-27.
A Case of Guillain-Barre Syndrome Following Salmonella Typhi Infection
Ji-Hyun Lee, Sang-Wook Ha, Ji-Su Moon, Min-Jeong Kim, Bong-Goo Yoo, and Kwang-Soo Kim
Copyright © 2005 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
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The Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an acute polyradiculoneuropathy marked by flaccid areflexic paralysis.Although the pathogenesis of GBS remains incompletely defined, considered as an autoimmune disease most frequentlytriggered by an previous infection. Antecedent infections with Campylobacter jejuni, cytomegalovirus, Ebstein-Barrvirus, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, human immunodeficiency virus, enterovirus, rotavirus arecommon. But, it is rare that GBS following typhoid fever. We present a case of typical GBS after antecedentSalmonella typhi infection.
Key words: Salmonella typhi, Typhoid fever, Guillain-Barre syndrome
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