A Case Of Guillian-Barre Syndrome After Acute Viral Hepatitis A
Handan Işın Ãzışık*, Sibel Kızkın*, Ãzden Ãalışkan*, Cemal Ãzcan*.
Guillian-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is often preceded by an infectious disease. A case of GBS after hepatitis A (HA)
is extremely rare, even though hepatitis A is common. In a review of case reports the clinical features of GBS
following HA could be sumarized as follows: 1-Most of the patients are men 2- GBS develops within 14 days
after onset of HA 3- Facial nerve and bulbus are effected frequently 4- Proprioception is likely impaired in
addition to superficial sensation 5- Mechanic ventilation is often requirement 6- The protein content of the
cerebrospinal fluid is usually high 7- The outcome of neuropathic symptoms is uniformly good, regardless of the
degree of liver dysfunction as evaluated on the basis of alanine aminotransferase levels 8- Patient is frequently
recover without sequelaw 9- ENMG demonstrate demyelinations. These findings indicate that GBS following
HA essentially does not differ from typical GBS.
Key words: Hepatitis A, Guillian-Barre Syndrome, Clinical Features of GBS.