Anti-glycolipid GM2-positive Guillain–Barre syndrome due to hepatitis E infection
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- Cronin, S., McNicholas, R., Kavanagh, E. et al. Ir J Med Sci (2011) 180: 255. doi:10.1007/s11845-010-0635-7
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Hepatitis E infection is most prevalent in developing countries with poor sanitation, but can also occur apparently sporadically in more developed areas.
We here report a second European case of Guillain–Barre syndrome due to hepatitis E infection in association with anti-glycolipid GM2 antibody.
This is likely to be a specific association involving molecular mimicry, and further European cases can therefore be expected.