Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Pericarditis: A Rare Association

Ersel Dag, Burcu Gokce Cokal, Murat Tulmac, Yakup Turkel, Vedat Simsek, Betul Acar


Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an acute inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy and often develops due to the immune reaction that is related with an event such as an acute infection that is just before the syndrome. Up to date there are only two reported cases of pericarditis that are associated with GBS in the literature. We here presented a 52-year-old male patient of who numbness and loss of power developed at distal extremities after an upper respiratory tract infection. The patient was diagnosed as GBS with pericarditis. GBS and pericarditis relationship is discussed in scope of the literature.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(10):689-690


Guillain-Barre syndrome; Pericarditis; Upper respiratory tract infection

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