Home > Journals > Minerva Pediatrica > Past Issues > Minerva Pediatrica 2002 June;54(3) > Minerva Pediatrica 2002 June;54(3):259-62

CURRENT ISSUE
 

JOURNAL TOOLS

eTOC
To subscribe PROMO
Submit an article
Recommend to your librarian
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Reprints
Permissions

 

CASE REPORT   

Minerva Pediatrica 2002 June;54(3):259-62

Copyright © 2002 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Guillain-Barré syndrome after varicella zoster virus infections. A case report

Pavone P., Maccarrone F., Sorge A., Piccolo G., Greco F., Caruso P., Sorge G.


PDF


The case of a 13 year-old patient affected by Guillain-Barré syndrome developed after varicella zoster virus infection is reported. Cerebrospinal fluid examination and motor and sensory conduction velocity were consistent with GBS. Antibodies against gangliosides GM1 were present; it is likely that some of these may play an important role in the pathogenesis of syndrome after varicella infection. The therapy was carried out with increasing high-doses of immunoglobulins, with full clinical recovery.

top of page