Guillain-Barre syndrome after bone marrow transplantation

A. Perry, J. Mehta*, T. Iveson, J. Treleaven, R. Powles

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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    Perry, A., Mehta, J., Iveson, T., Treleaven, J., & Powles, R. (1994). Guillain-Barre syndrome after bone marrow transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 14(1), 165-167.