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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 148-149

A rare neurological complication of typhoid fever: Guillain-Barre' syndrome


Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Kapil Kapoor
Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, New Delhi - 110 031
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.139323

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Guillain-Barre' syndrome is a rare complication of typhoid fever, and only a few such cases have been reported in the pediatric age group. We report a young boy with blood culture proven typhoid fever that developed this very rare neurological complication quite early in the course of the disease. Following treatment with intravenous antibiotics and intravenous immunoglobulin, he improved.






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