Guillain-Barre syndrome occurring during dengue fever.

Authors:
Chandra Mohan Sharma
Chandra Mohan Sharma
Mizoram University
India
Dr. Tarun Ralot, MD,DM NEUROLOGY
Dr. Tarun Ralot, MD,DM NEUROLOGY
RNT MEDICAL COLLEGE
NEUROLOGY
udaipur, rajasthan | India
Shailesh Dixit
Shailesh Dixit
Institute of Molecular Medicine
India

J Indian Med Assoc 2011 Sep;109(9):675, 682

Department of Neurology, BMRC, SMS Medical College, Jaipur 302004.

Various types of neurological manifestations are described in dengue fever, of which peripheral neuropathy is rarely reported. We are reporting such a case that presented with three days' history of fever and weakness of all the four limbs of two days' duration. On investigations it turned out to be acute motor sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN) type of Guillain-Barre syndrome with decrease platelet counts and positive serology for dengue. All other causes of acute polyneuropathy were ruled out by history and relevant investigations. Patient improved with intravenous immunoglobulin and other supportive therapy.

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