Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Dergisi 2008 , Vol 51 , Num 2
Severe recurrent Guillain-Barré syndrome: a case report
İlker Devrim1, Ateş Kara2, Göknur Haliloğlu2, Hasan Tezer1, Ayhan Pektaş3, Gülten Seçmeer4
1Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Pediatri Uzmanı
2Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Pediatri Doçenti
3Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Pediatri Araştırma Görevlisi
4Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Pediatri Profesörü
Devrim İ, Kara A, Haliloğlu G, Tezer H, Pektaş A, Seçmeer G. Severe recurrent Guillain-Barré syndrome: a case report. Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Dergisi 2008; 51: 101-103.

Guillain-Barré syndrome is an acute polyradiculoneuropathy with clinical features including progressive weakness of the limbs, decrease or absence of tendon reflexes, and sensory changes. Only a few patients have experienced recurrent Guillain-Barré syndrome, and the exact mechanism or risk factors are not yet known. In this report, we present an 11-year-old boy with a second attack of Guillain-Barré syndrome after total recovery from the first attack that occurred eight years before. In his second attack, he responded partially to the first intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) protocol, necessitating a second IVIG therapy. We emphasize that the families and patients should be informed about the risk of recurrence of Guillain-Barré syndrome and additionally that a second course of IVIG therapy could be an alternative to other treatment strategies in cases resistant to the first immunoglobulin course. Anahtar Kelimeler : Guillain-Barré sendromu, intravenöz immünoglobülin, tekrarlayan, Guillain-Barré syndrome, intravenous immunoglobulin, recurrent

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