Guillain-Barre syndrome in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia


Aral Y., Gursel T., Ozturk G., Serdaroglu A.

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY, cilt.18, sa.5, ss.343-346, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/088800101300312618
  • Dergi Adı: PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.343-346

Özet

A 4-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia receiving maintenance treatment developed quadriparesis, facial palsy, difficulty in swallowing, and hypertension following a respiratory infection and candida septicemia. Examination of the cerebrospinal fluid was normal initially but later showed albuminoncytologic dissociation, the characteristic finding of Guillain-Barre syndrome. Complete recovery occurred after treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin. Differential diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome from vincristine toxicity in patients with leukemia and possible association with the infections are discussed.