HYMAN J. ZIMMERMAN; CHARLES F. LOWRY
Dysfunction of the central nervous system has been described as one of the more serious complications of infectious hepatitis.1, 2 Ordinarily the picture resembles acute alcoholism, hyperinsulinism or anoxia of the brain and is said to indicate a grave prognosis.3 Symptoms suggestive of involvement of the basal ganglia have also been noted,4 but no record of myelitis, radiculitis or neuritis appearing in a patient with acute hepatitis was found in a survey of the recent literature.
In 1916 a symptom complex, characterized by clinical evidence of radiculitis and "acellular hyperalbuminosis" in the spinal fluid was first described.5 The name Guillain-Barré
ZIMMERMAN HJ, LOWRY CF. ENCEPHALOMYELORADICULITIS (GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME) AS A COMPLICATION OF INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:934–936. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-6-934
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(6):934-936.
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