Guillain-Barré syndrome after varicella zoster virus infections. A case report

P Pavone, F Maccarrone, A Sorge, G Piccolo, F Greco, P Caruso, G Sorge
Minerva Pediatrica 2002, 54 (3): 259-62
The case of a 13 year-old patient affected by Guillain-Barré syndrome developed after varicella zoster virus infection is reported. Cerebrospinal fluid examination and motor and sensory conduction velocity were consistent with GBS. Antibodies against gangliosides GM1 were present; it is likely that some of these may play an important role in the pathogenesis of syndrome after varicella infection. The therapy was carried out with increasing high-doses of immunoglobulins, with full clinical recovery.

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