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Guillain-Barré syndrome and cytomegalovirus infection during pregnancy.
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PMID:  9003827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of Guillain-Barré syndrome and associated cytomegalovirus infection during pregnancy. A 15-year-old black adolescent had progressive ascending paralysis and vague sensory symptoms during week 10 of her first pregnancy. Diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome was confirmed by electrophysiologic findings consistent with acute demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. A mild elevation of anti-GM1 antibodies was also detected. The patient improved with plasmapheresis treatment; however, fetal death occurred 10 weeks later. Cytomegalovirus placentitis was confirmed histologically. Acute demyelinating polyneuropathy during pregnancy warrants consideration of a concomitant, primary maternal and fetal cytomegalovirus infection.
J E Mendizabal; B A Bassam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1997 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-06     Completed Date:  1997-02-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurology, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile 36617, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cytomegalovirus Infections / diagnosis*,  therapy
Fetal Death
Placenta / pathology
Polyradiculoneuropathy / diagnosis*,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*,  therapy

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