Clinical manifestations and outcomes of Guillain-Barré syndrome after diphtheria and tetanus vaccine (dT) during a diphtheria outbreak in Thailand: A Case series

Kannikar Kongbunkiat; Narongrit Kasemsap; Somsak Tiamkao; Kittisak Sawanyawisuth
June 2014
Neurology Asia;Jun2014, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p149
Academic Journal
Case Study
Four cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) after diphtheria and tetanus vaccine (dT) during diphtheria outbreak in Thailand are reported. Three cases had an age over 60 years, and developed GBS after the second dose of dT vaccine. Two cases received intravenous immunoglobulin and had improvement after treatment. The autoantibodies or anti-ganglioside antibodies are believed to be the possible explanation of GBS associated with vaccination. Data regarding post-dT vaccine GBS are limited in Asian populations particularly on clinical presentation and outcomes.


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