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Italian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2020 August;9(2):78-9

DOI: 10.23736/S2532-1285.20.00024-5

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A case of Guillain-Barré Syndrome post COVID-19

Giorgio M. CORTASSA 1 , Stefania BOTTONE 1, Mario NEBIOLO 2

1 Emergency Department, Santa Corona Hospital, Pietra Ligure, Savona, Italy; 2 Private Practitioner, Pietra Ligure, Savona, Italy



We describe a typical case of COVID-19 interstitial lung damage, with a favorable evolution, which was followed by a typical Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). There was a strict chronological correlation from the COVID-19 infection and the start-up of the GBS. No other known etiologic factor for the GBS was identified.


KEY WORDS: COVID-19; Coronavirus; Guillain-Barré Syndrome; Interstitial lung diseases; Lung injury

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