Recently there have appeared several reviews of the neurological complications of infectious mononucleosis. The commonest complication is that of a lymphocytic (serous) meningitis or meningoencephalitis. The rarer complications include neuritis and polyneuritis of the Guillain-Barré type. Silversides and Richardson were able to collect from the literature seven cases of the Guillain-Barré type of polyneuritis with infectious mononucleosis. Subsequent to that review there have appeared case reports by Kløvstad and Vinje and Graham, Schwartz, and Chapman. Following is the report of another case, bringing the total number of cases of the Guillain-Barré type of polyneuritis associated with infectious mononucleosis to 10. Of the total, four were fatal.
An 18-year-old university student was admitted to the Illinois Neuropsychiatric Institute on Jan. 1, 1951, with a history of many upper respiratory infections since the beginning of the fall term. About Dec. 23, 1950, he noticed that his legs felt somewhat weak and his
Garvin JS. INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS WITH GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME: REPORT OF A CASE. JAMA. 1953;151(4):293–294. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940040041011
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