Logo Annals of Transplantation Logo Annals of Transplantation Logo Annals of Transplantation

26 September 2012

Guillain-Barré syndrome in the course of EBV infection after kidney transplantation – a case report

Anna Masajtis-ZagajewskaABCDEF, Katarzyna MurasBCDEF, Alina Mochecka-ThoelkeBCDEF, Ilona KurnatowskaABCDE, Michal NowickiABCDEF

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.883468

Ann Transplant 2012; 17(3): 133-137

Abstract

Background: Neurological complications are quite frequent in patients after solid organ transplantation, mostly affecting the central nervous system, and less frequently the peripheral nerves. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a reactive autoimmune disease of the nervous tissue, is the most common cause of acute polyneuropathy in adults following a viral or bacterial infection. GBS has been also linked to neurotoxic adverse effects of calcineurin inhibitors. This syndrome occurs relatively frequently in patients after bone marrow transplantation, but has been a rare complication in solid organ transplant recipients. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is relatively common in transplant recipients and in some cases may lead to neurological complications.
Case Report: In this report we present an interesting case of a patient who developed GBS in the course of EBV infection 1 year after kidney transplantation.
Conclusions: In patients with rapid development of polyneuropathy after transplantation, Guillain-Barré syndrome should be excluded.

Keywords: Guillain-Barre sydrome, EBV infection, Kidney Transplantation

0 Comments

In Press

11 Jan 2022 : Original article  

Efficacy of Nitric Oxide-Releasing Nanofibers in Reducing Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in a Rat Model

Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.934800  

11 Jan 2022 : Original article  

Effects of Substance P for Liver Regeneration in Rat Hepatectomy Models: A Preliminary Experimental Animal ...

Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.934801  

Most Viewed Current Articles

29 Dec 2021 : Original article  

Efficacy and Safety of Tacrolimus-Based Maintenance Regimens in De Novo Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Sys...

DOI :10.12659/AOT.933588

Ann Transplant 2021; 26:e933588

22 Dec 2021 : Original article  

Comparison of Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring with Dobutamine Stress Echo for Detection of Coronary Artery ...

DOI :10.12659/AOT.934163

Ann Transplant 2021; 26:e934163

01 Dec 2021 : Original article  

Solid-Phase C1q/C3d Fixing Readouts Correlate with High Median Fluorescence Intensity (MFI) De Novo Donor-S...

DOI :10.12659/AOT.934175

Ann Transplant 2021; 26:e934175

23 Nov 2021 : Original article  

The Future Direction of the Organ Donation System After Legislation of the Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisi...

DOI :10.12659/AOT.934345

Ann Transplant 2021; 26:e934345

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358
Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358