A Case Report of Guillain-Barre Syndrome in an Eleven-Month Infant

Rossela Vega-Castro, Miguel Garcia-Dominguez, Edgardo Tostado-Morales, Giordano Perez-Gaxiola


Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an acute immune-mediated progressive predominantly motor symmetric polyradiculoneuropathy which causes demyelination and leads to weakness, ataxia and areflexia. There are a variety of forms of the syndrome; and despite being the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis in children, it has a low incidence under 18 years old, and it is even rarer in children less than 2 years of age. Very few cases have been reported under 12 months of age. We describe a case of an 11-month-old male infant presenting with weakness and inability to ambulate who was diagnosed with GBS.

J Med Cases. 2021;12(3):115-118
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3638


Flaccid paralysis; Guillain-Barre syndrome; Polyradiculoneuropathy

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