A novel antiganglioside specificity against terminal NeuNAc(alfa 2-3)Gal in acute bulbar palsy.


We describe a patient with acute oropharyngeal-facial diplegia, tongue palsy and albuminocytological dissociation following upper respiratory tract infection. Electrophysiological abnormalities in blink reflex suggested a brainstem lesion. High titers of anti-GM3, GD1a and GT1b IgG class serum antibodies were initially detected. Absorption studies indicated… (More)