A patient with chronic myeloid leukemia developed Guillain-Barre syndrome 4 months after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Clinical improvement occurred after a series of plasma exchanges. A relapse of the Guillain-Barre syndrome was also successfully treated with plasma exchange, with an eventual near-complete recovery. Reactivation of cytomegalovirus infection as manifested by antigenemia 2 months prior to the weakness was probably the precipitating event in this patient. We advocate early treatment of post-transplant Guillain-Barre syndrome with plasma exchange.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bone Marrow Transplantation|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1994|
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