Rare association of herpes simplex virus IgM-specific antibodies and Guillain-Barré syndrome successfully treated with plasma exchange and immunosuppression

@article{Gerken1985RareAO,
  title={Rare association of herpes simplex virus IgM-specific antibodies and Guillain-Barr{\'e} syndrome successfully treated with plasma exchange and immunosuppression},
  author={Guido G H Gerken and Fernanda Trautmann and Hans K{\"o}hler and Dietrich Falke and Juergen Bohl and Wilfred Nix and K. -H. Meyer zum B{\"u}schenfelde},
  journal={Klinische Wochenschrift},
  year={1985},
  volume={63},
  pages={468-474}
}
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) has been associated with various neurological disorders. In contrast, HSV infection is very rarely found in acute polyneuroradiculitis. In this report, a patient is described with a severe course of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). HSV IgM-specific antibodies and a rise of complement-fixation antibodies were detected. During the… CONTINUE READING