[A case of Guillain-Barré syndrome following cholera vaccination (author's transl)]

J Neurol. 1975;209(1):69-74. doi: 10.1007/BF00312528.
[Article in German]


A 45-year-old woman developed bilateral ascending flaccid paralysis after cholera vaccination, 15 days after the first and 1 day after the second injection. The clinical course resulted in nearly complete paralysis of the lower limbs, paresis of the upper limbs and partial involvement of the cranial nerves. There was only slight sensory loss. The CSF revealed no pleocytosis and a protein level of 206 mg/100 ml. Recovery began 2 weeks later and was almost complete after 2 months. Immunological investigations revealed no remarkable changes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteins / analysis
  • Cholera / prevention & control
  • Cholera Vaccines / adverse effects
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Polyradiculopathy / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Polyradiculopathy / etiology*
  • Polyradiculopathy / immunology
  • Time Factors
  • Vaccination / adverse effects


  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteins
  • Cholera Vaccines