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June 1981

Guillain-Barré Syndrome Complicating Acute Hepatitis B: A Case With Detailed Electrophysiological and Immunological Studies

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University of Miami School of Medicine.

Arch Neurol. 1981;38(6):366-368. doi:10.1001/archneur.1981.00510060068011

• A 61-year-old man was seen for Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) complicating acute type B hepatitis. Results of detailed electrophysiological studies were characteristic of a severe peripheral neuropathy of the segmental demyelinating type. Immunological studies demonstrated cell-mediated sensitization to peripheral nerve basic protein. Twenty-six cases of GBS complicating viral hepatitis were analyzed for age, sex, temporal relationship of the onset of the hepatitis to that of the polyneuritis, and outcome.

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