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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 204-205

A rare cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome

Department of medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India

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K.A.S. Praveen
Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0738.84216

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The Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an acute, acquired, autoimmune disorder of the peripheral nervous system, triggered by infections and other immunogenic stimuli; however, the exact cause of this disease is not fully understood. The malarial parasite as a cause of GBS is very rare and there are only few reports in the literature. Here, we report a case of acute flaccid quadriparesis with generalized areflexia following malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax, which improved with plasmapheresis.

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