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Korean J Spine. 2017 Sep;14(3):121-123. doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.121. Epub 2017 Sep 30.

Posttraumatic Guillain-Barré Syndrome Immediately Following a Traffic Accident.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Changwon, Korea.

Abstract

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy characterized by areflexic paralysis. Most cases of GBS are preceded by an infection, however, posttraumatic GBS has also recently been reported. We report a case of posttraumatic GBS immediately following a traffic accident. We think this case is of clinical significance for practitioners because of the rare cause of a sudden flaccid paralysis following trauma.

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Guillain-Barré syndrome; Posttraumatic GBS; Trauma

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