Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with cytomegalovirus infection

Hart, I. K. and Kennedy, P. G. E. (1988) Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with cytomegalovirus infection. QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, 67(2), pp. 425-430.

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Abstract

Three cases of Guillain–Barré syndrome associated with serological evidence of active cyto-megalovirus (CMV) infection are described. There are a variety of problems in establishing a causal role for cytomegalovirus in the development of the Guillain-Barré syndrome, the most important of which relates to the unequivocal demonstration of a primary infection preceding the condition. It is postulated that an immune–mediated mechanism probably plays an important role in pathogenesis whether it is associated with cytomegalovirus or other human herpesviruses.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kennedy, Professor Peter
Authors: Hart, I. K., and Kennedy, P. G. E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:QJM: An International Journal of Medicine
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:1460-2725
ISSN (Online):1460-2393

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