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Author Bossi, Philippe ♦ Caumes, Eric ♦ Paris, Luc ♦ Bricaire, François
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Description We report a case of Guillain-Barre ́ 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. Guillain-Barre ́ syndrome seems to be the result of an im-munologic process activated by a variety of infectious agents or certain live vaccines (4, 5). Among infectious agents, Campy-lobacter jejuni is the most frequently identified cause of Guil-lain-Barre ́ syndrome (3). Only a few cases of acute polyradicu-loneuritis have been reported in patients with increasing levels of immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM antibodies directed against Toxoplasma gondii (1). We report a case of Guillain-Barre ́ syndrome associated with an acute, disseminated toxo-plasmosis due to a new and unknown zymodeme. A previously healthy 21-year-old man was transferred from
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1998-01-01
Publisher Institution Dardé ML, Bricaire F