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J Neurol Sci. 1998 Sep 18;160(1):64-6.

Fisher's syndrome and group A streptococcal infection.

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Department of Neurology, Dokkyo University School of Medicine, Shimotsuga, Tochigi, Japan. n-yuki@msn.com

Abstract

Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus causes immune-mediated disorders such as acute rheumatic fever and acute glomerulonephritis. We describe a second patient with Fisher's syndrome (FS) from whom beta-hemolytic streptococcus was isolated. We performed a study of the antecedent pharyngeal symptoms in FS and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Sore throat was statistically more frequent in FS (18/24 cases, 75%) than in Guillain-Barré syndrome (29/58 cases, 50%). In a series, however, the association of FS with group A streptococcal infection was not shown. Some patients may develop FS after group A streptococcal infection, but the bacterium is not a major antecedent agent in FS.

PMID:
9804119
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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