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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 347-349

Association of Guillain-Barre Syndrome and SARS COV 2 infection in a child: First case report from India

1 Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, ESI Hospital, Rohini, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Deepak Kumar
Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 110002
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DOI: 10.4103/jpn.JPN_242_20

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Association of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) with SARS COV 2 infection has been found often in adults and elderly patients. However, this manifestation is rarely noted in children, only three pediatric patients have been reported in the literature globally. In this report, we describe an 8-year-old child who was admitted with an acute onset symmetrical quadriparesis. He had a history of SARI (fever, cough, and vomiting) 20 days prior to the admission. He was confirmed GBS by clinical assessment, CSF albuminocytological dissociation, and nerve conduction study. SARS COV 2 infectivity was confirmed by RTPCR in both child and mother. The course of the illness strongly suggests an association between the GBS and SARS COV 2 infection in this case.


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