Guillain-Barre Syndrome after Kidney Transplantation: a Case Report

Mohsen Farazdaghi, Anahita Zoghi, Afshin Borhani Haghighi

Background: Guillain-Barre Syndrome is an unusual complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation but it is extremely rare after solid organ transplantation such as kidney or liver transplantation

Case report: A 48-year-old man, a case of kidney transplantation presented with generalized weakness in an ascending pattern. History and examination were compatible with the diagnosis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and paraclinical studies confirmed this diagnosis. He was treated for Guillain-Barre syndrome but no significant response was observed.

Conclusion: Guillain–Barre´ syndrome rarely appears after organ transplantation but it should be considered in a patient presenting with its associated symptoms after transplantation.
Guillain–Barre´ syndrome; Kidney; Transplant; Weakness; Organ transplant


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