Toxoplasma gondii-associated Guillain-Barré syndrome in an immunocompetent patient

J Clin Microbiol. 1998 Dec;36(12):3724-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.36.12.3724-3725.1998.


We report a case of Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with an acute, disseminated toxoplasmosis due to a new and unknown zymodeme (zymodeme 12) in an immunocompetent patient. The patient's condition improved with pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine. Only the standard treatment for toxoplasmosis was effective, whereas intravenous immunoglobulins were ineffective.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Immunocompetence
  • Male
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy / etiology*
  • Toxoplasmosis / complications*
  • Toxoplasmosis / drug therapy