The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 68, Issue 9, pp 889–890 | Cite as

GB Syndrome with Herpes simplex infection

  • Sadhna Saraf
  • Rajat Kumar Singh
Clinical Brief


G.B. Syndrome is an acute flaccid lower motor neuron (LMN) paralysis. The diagnosis is based on clinical presentation, course of illness with supportive investigations. This article reports an uncommon case of GB Syndrome caused by HSV infection in a 2yr-9mth-old child and have analysed the natural history, etiopathology, treatment and prognosis of the disease.

Key words

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsBatra HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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