Guillain Barré Syndrome in a Child With X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy

Child Neurol Open. 2015 Oct 6;2(4):2329048X15609606. doi: 10.1177/2329048X15609606. eCollection 2015 Oct-Dec.


X-Linked adrenoleukodystrophy is the most common peroxisomal disorder with different phenotypes among patients carrying the same ABCD1 mutation. There were previously reported associations of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy with autoimmune disorders. The authors describe Guillain Barré syndrome in a child with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy. The available evidence does not permit conclusion concerning etiological linkage between the 2 diseases, but it warrants further study.

Keywords: Addison’s disease; autoimmune; neurology; pediatric.