ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Case Report
Guillain-Barré Syndrome During Active Brucellosis
1 Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey  
2 Department of Neurology Atatürk University Medical School  
Eurasian J Med 2010; 42: 157-159

Key Words: Acute infl ammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Brucellosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome
Abstract

It has been reported that approximately two thirds of patients diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) have had a prodromal illness within a four-week period preceding the onset of GBS. This prodromal illness is most commonly an upper respiratory tract illness or, secondly, gastroenteritis. However, specific infectious agents, such as mycoplasma, cytomegalovirus, Ebstein-Barr virus, vaccinia, variola, campylobacter, varicella-zoster, measles, mumps, hepatitis A and B viruses, rubella, influenza A and B viruses, coxackie and echoviruses, have also been reported to be certain or probable etiologic antecedent agents of GBS. In contrast, GBS during active brucellosis has rarely been reported. This article presents the case of a 28 year-old male patient with GBS during active brucellosis who responded fully to treatment directed to brucellosis. and it is stressed that brucellosis should be considered as a probable etiologic agent in patients with GBS who live in areas where brucellosis is endemic.

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