A rare case of infectious mononucleosis complicated by Guillain-Barre syndrome

  • Margaret Kennedy Division of Hematology/Oncology, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.
  • Mariya Apostolova | maposto1@yahoo.com Department of Internal Medicine, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, United States.

Abstract

Infectious mononucleosis is a clinical syndrome characterized by fever, lymphadenopathy and pharyngitis. Neurologic complications of infectious mononucleosis, such as the development of Guillain-Barre syndrome, have been rarely reported and usually present late in the course of the disease. We describe a case of a 29 year old male with no significant past medical history who was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome following an infection with Epstein-Barr virus associated infectious mononucleosis. Supportive treatment resulted in full recovery.

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2013-06-27
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Keywords:
Guillain-Barre syndrome, infectious mononucleosis, atypical lymphocytes, Bell’s palsy Epstein-Barr virus
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Kennedy, M., & Apostolova, M. (2013). A rare case of infectious mononucleosis complicated by Guillain-Barre syndrome. Neurology International, 5(2), e7. https://doi.org/10.4081/ni.2013.e7