oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Human immunodeficiency virus and Guillain 'Barre' Syndrome in intensive care unit patients

Volume 38, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Among 155 medical admissions to the intensive care unit during the period 1989 to 1990, 16 patients had Guillain-'Barre' Syndrome (GBS), five of whom were HIV positive. Out of the five cases, three had manifested herpes zoster and one had TB. The impact of HIV infection on GBS is discussed.

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