Acute Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with asymptomatic HIV infection.

D. M. Franciotta, R. Brustia, L. Minoli, G. Bono, M. Ceroni, A. Parisi, G. Melzi d'Eril

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Abstract

A 25-year-old male drug addict presented with a rapidly progressive ascending tetraplegia, requiring assisted ventilation. One month earlier he had fever (40 degrees C) and asthenia. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination showed elevated albumin level and albuminocytologic dissociation. HIV testing was positive in both serum and CSF. Plasma exchange therapy only partially improved the symptomatology. After five months the patient remained with a moderate tetraparesis. Differences between this and other cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome in HIV-seropositive patients reported in the literature are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-70
Number of pages5
JournalActa Neurologica
Volume14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1992

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Franciotta, D. M., Brustia, R., Minoli, L., Bono, G., Ceroni, M., Parisi, A., & Melzi d'Eril, G. (1992). Acute Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with asymptomatic HIV infection. Acta Neurologica, 14(1), 66-70.