Campylobacter jejuni bacteremia and Guillain-Barré syndrome in a renal transplant recipient.

@article{Maccario1998CampylobacterJB,
  title={Campylobacter jejuni bacteremia and Guillain-Barr{\'e} syndrome in a renal transplant recipient.},
  author={Massimo Maccario and Antonio Tarantino and Eduardo Nobile-Orazio and Claudio Ponticelli},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  year={1998},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={439-42}
}
In patients who have not undergone transplantation, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is typically preceded by an acute infection often sustained by Campylobacter jejuni. Thus far, in renal transplant recipients, only eight cases of GBS have been reported. In seven patients GBS was attributed to cytomegalovirus infection and in the eighth patient to cyclosporin A neurotoxicity. We report here the case of a GBS in a renal transplant recipient following C. jejuni bacteremia. The infection quickly… CONTINUE READING