GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME ASSOCIATED WITH PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS:
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.
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