Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with Epstein-Barr virus in a cytomegalovirus-negative patient

R Glaser, R Brennan, C M Berlin
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 1979, 21 (6): 787-90
Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus have both been associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome after antibody investigations in several patients. In the teenage female patient in this present report, Guillain-Barré syndrome following infectious mononucleosis was associated with sero-conversion against Epstein-Barr virus but not cytomegalovirus. The findings are consistent with the hypothesis that Epstein-Barr virus might be an etiological agent for the Guillain-Barré syndrome and that infection with cytomegalovirus is not a requisite for the syndrome.

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