Guillain-Barre Syndrome Associated With Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Noor Suleiman, Mohsen Eledrisi

Abstract


Guillain-Barre syndrome is the commonest cause of neuromuscular paralysis. Antecedent infections, mainly bacterial and viral are common and are thought to play a role in triggering the accompanied immune response. We report the case of a 21-year-old man who presented with clinical features of Guillain-Barre syndrome and was found to have pulmonary tuberculosis. Review of the literature revealed only a few similar cases. We wish to alert clinicians to the possible association between Guillain-Barre syndrome and tuberculosis.




J Med Cases. 2013;4(10):696-698
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4021/jmc1288w

Keywords


Guillain-Barre syndrome; Pulmonary; Tuberculosis

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