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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2017 Nov;35(4):211-214. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.17340/jkna.2017.4.5
Lee J , Yoo J , Kang DG , Kim Y , Yoon BA , Kim JK , Bae JS .
Department of Neurology, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jongseokbae@hallym.or.kr
Department of Neurology, Dong-A University Hospital, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
Abstract

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) are both rare post-infectious neurological disorders. The co-existence of these conditions has often been reported despite of low incidence. We describe a 20-year-old male, who presented with acute flaccid paralysis and encephalopathy. The patient showed reversible MRI lesions suggesting ADEM. This case showed anti-GT1a IgG and anti-GM1 IgM antibodies positivity. We suggest that certain immunogenicity within central and peripheral nervous system may share a common autoimmune process during the disease course.

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