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Ann Clin Neurophysiol > Volume 13(1); 2011 > Article
Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2011; 13(1): 54-57.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome With IgM Anti-GalactocerebrosideAntibody After Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Infection
So Young Heo, Jong Kuk Kim, Ji-Su Mun, and Bong-Goo Yoo
Copyright © 2011 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
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ABSTRACT
The Guillain-Barre Sydrome (GBS) is post-infectious autoimmune disease and it could be caused by auto-antibodies producedafter infections. Mycoplasma pneumoniae is one of rare cause of GBS and known to be associated with antibodyto galactocerebroside (GalC) which is a major neutral glycolipid constituent of myelin. We report a case of GBS with immunoglobulinM GalC antibody after M. pneumoniae infection.
Key words: Guillain-Barre syndrome, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Auto-antibody
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