Guillain-Barre syndrome after autologous bone marrow transplantation for breast cancer: Report of two cases

S. E. Myers*, S. F. Williams

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Guillain-Barre syndrome appeared in two patients following autologous bone marrow transplantation for metastatic breast cancer. In one case, the patient responded to plasmapheresis and became ambulatory. In the second case, the patient died of an unrelated complication: intracerebral hemorrhage. Although Guillian-Barre syndrome is associated with hematologic malignancies, it has not been previously reported in patients with solid tumors undergoing autologous bone marrow transplantation. Because both patients were in remission at the time of the autograft, Guillian-Barre syndrome may emerge as a rare complication of altered immune function and/or viral infection after marrow transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Volume13
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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