Neurological manifestations of non A-G viral hepatitis

R. Safadi, Y. River, Y. S. Haviv, Y. Ilan

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Abstract

Guillain-Barre and other neurologic syndromes rarely occur as complications of viral hepatitis (A, B and C). Other neurologic syndromes have also been reported in serologically defined viral hepatitis, including mononeuritis, auditory neuritis, and seizures. Chronic hepatitis B and mononeuritis multiplex are found together in 31-54% of patients with periarteritis nodosa. The mechanisms of these associations are unknown, but may include direct cytotoxicity of the virus or immune-mediated damage. Vasculitis of the vasa nervorum plays an intermediate role, at least in some cases. We describe a 36-year-old man with acute non A-G hepatitis complicated by Guillain-Barre syndrome. The neurological manifestation resolved completely without specific therapy within 6 days, as the hepatitis resolved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-370, 418
JournalHarefuah
Volume136
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

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