Early Guillain-Barré Syndrome associated with acute dengue fever

J Clin Virol. 2016 Apr;77:29-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2016.01.016. Epub 2016 Feb 3.

Abstract

Various forms of neurological manifestations are reported in dengue fever. We describe here three cases of concomitant Guillain-Barré syndrome and dengue virus (DENV) infection during the largest DENV-1 outbreak in New Caledonia. Research of viral RNA was positive in both blood and CSF samples. All patients were treated with intravenous polyvalent immunoglobulins and recovered without sequelae within one week.

Keywords: Acute; Dengue; Guillain–Barré Syndrome; Infectious disease; Neurology.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Dengue / complications*
  • Dengue / diagnosis*
  • Dengue Virus / genetics
  • Female
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome / complications*
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • RNA, Viral

Substances

  • RNA, Viral