GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME ASSOCIATED WITH PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS:

Authors

  • Dawit Kebede Huluka College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Mohammed Ahmed Abdu Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences
  • Tewodros Haile Gebremariam College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Amsalu Bekele Binegdie College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Getahun Mengistu Takele College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Abstract

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is one of the causes of neuromuscular paralysis. Majority have a preceding viral or bacterial infection. We report a case of 25-year-old man who presented with clinical features of Guillain-Barre Syndrome and was found to have pulmonary tuberculosis. Only a few similar cases were reported hitherto. We want to bring the possible association between Guillain-Barre Syndrome and tuberculosis to the attention of clinicians.

Author Biographies

Dawit Kebede Huluka, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine

Mohammed Ahmed Abdu, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences

Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Tewodros Haile Gebremariam, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine

Amsalu Bekele Binegdie, College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Assistant Professor, Consultant Pulmonologist, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Unit Head, Department of Internal Medicine

Getahun Mengistu Takele, College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Professor of Internal Medicine, Neurology and Headache Medicine, Department of Neurology

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2017-03-15

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