Guillain-Barré Syndrome Associated with Immune Reconstitution

Piliero, Peter J.; Fish, Douglas G.; Preston, Sandra; Cunningham, Donna; Kinchelow, Tosca; Salgo, Miklos; Qian, Jiang; Drusano, George L.
May 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/1/2003, Vol. 36 Issue 9, pe111
Academic Journal
We report a case of acute Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) associated with a prompt and vigorous immune reconstitution and decrease in the virus load noted during treatment with a potent regimen of highly active antiretroviral therapy. We hypothesize that GBS may have been due to an aberrant immune response or an adverse drug reaction in association with preexisting peripheral neurologic disease.


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