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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-85

Guillain–Barré syndrome following hepatitis E


1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine Division, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Physiology, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Arunima Chaudhuri
Department of Physiology, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan - 713 102, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-6308.167756

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Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) is often triggered by a preceding bacterial or viral infection. A molecular mimicry mechanism is supposed to be involved in the pathogenesis of GBS triggered by infectious agents, although the nature of the shared epitopes has not been characterized in most instances, including that in the case of hepatotropic viruses. We report a case of GBS following acute hepatitis E.


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