Guillain-Barre Syndrome after Kidney Transplantation: a Case Report

  • Mohsen Farazdaghi Student research committee, Shiraz university of medical sciences, Shiraz
  • Anahita Zoghi
  • Afshin Borhani Haghighi Department of Neurology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz
Keywords: Guillain–Barre´ syndrome, Kidney, Transplant, Weakness, Organ transplant

Abstract

Background: Guillain-Barre Syndrome is an unusual complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation but it is extremely rare after solid organ transplantation such as kidney or liver transplantationCase report: A 48-year-old man, a case of kidney transplantation presented with generalized weakness in an ascending pattern. History and examination were compatible with the diagnosis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and paraclinical studies confirmed this diagnosis. He was treated for Guillain-Barre syndrome but no significant response was observed.Conclusion: Guillain–Barre´ syndrome rarely appears after organ transplantation but it should be considered in a patient presenting with its associated symptoms after transplantation.
Published
2013-03-31
How to Cite
Farazdaghi, M., Zoghi, A., & Borhani Haghighi, A. (2013). Guillain-Barre Syndrome after Kidney Transplantation: a Case Report. Galen Medical Journal, 2(1), 35-36. https://doi.org/10.31661/gmj.v2i1.33
Section
Case Report/Series