Clin Pain.  2019 Dec;18(2):111-114. 10.35827/cp.2019.18.2.111.

Neuropathic Pain in Guillain-Barre Syndrome Associated with Scrub Typhus

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon, Korea. choies612@gmail.com

Abstract

Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is usually characterized by acute areflexic ascending paralysis with minimal sensory involvement. Only a few cases of GBS associated with scrub typhus have been reported. Previous case reports focused on the laboratory findings, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestation. Unlike the previous case, neuropathic pain was a prominent symptom of GBS in our case. We report scrub-typhus-related GBS with a detailed description of the clinical manifestations, especially neuropathic pain, along with results of serial follow-up electrodiagnostic studies.

Keyword

Guillain-Barre syndrome; Scrub typhus; Neuralgia

MeSH Terms

Follow-Up Studies
Guillain-Barre Syndrome*
Neuralgia*
Paralysis
Scrub Typhus*
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