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Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2017; 19(1): 64-67.
Published online January 26, 2017.
doi: https://doi.org/10.14253/acn.2017.19.1.64
Guillain-Barre syndrome after generalized tetanus infection
Seon Jae Im1, Yun Su Hwang1, Hyun Young Park1, Jin Sung Cheong1, Hak Seung Lee1, and Jae Hoon Lee2
1Department of Neurology, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Institute of Wonkwang Medical Science and Regional Cardiocerebrovascular Center, Iksan, Korea
2Department of Internal Medicine, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea
Corresponding Author: Hyun Young Park ,Tel: +82-63-859-1410, Fax: +82-63-842-7379, Email: hypppark@hanmail.net
Received July 14, 2016    Accepted November 15, 2016
Copyright © 2017 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
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Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an auto-immune disease of peripheral nerve system. It occurs mainly after preceding infection such as upper respiratory or gastrointestinal infection and other antecedent events as tetanus vaccinations. However, any case of GBS after tetanus infection has not been reported. Recently, when analyzed the clinical aspects of 13 tetanus patients including ours, 2 GBS occurred after tetanus infection. We report the neurological and electrophysiologic findings of two cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome after generalized tetanus.
Key words: Autoimmune diseases; Guillain-Barre syndrome; Tetanus
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