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Recurrent Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

Author(s): Süber Dikici | Gülşen Kocaman | Hatice Gümüş | Ayhan Öztürk

Journal: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations
ISSN 1309-8578

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 284;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Guillain-Barré syndrome | Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura | recurrent

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) usually present with acuteinflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy having clinical featuresof rapid and progressive weakness at the limbs,symmetric decrease or loss of tendon reflexes. The exactmechanism of clinical picture is not well known but immunefactors are blamed. Patients having GBS have anrecurrence rate ranging between 1% and 10%. Idiopathicthrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an acquired systemicdisease presented with mild to severe thrombocytopenia.The patient who followed with ITP diagnosis for 12 yearsunderwent 2 times GBS attacks within 2-year interval. Wewould like to present this case due to rare associationof ITP diagnosis & GBS attacks. J Clin Exp Invest 2012;3(2): 284-286
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