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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 286-288

Guillain–Barre syndrome in an ABO-incompatible renal allograft recipient during pregnancy treated with plasma exchange

1 Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Virinchi Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Neurology, Virinchi Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Praveen Kumar Etta
Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Virinchi Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_20_19

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Guillain–Barre syndrome (GBS) is an extremely rare complication after solid organ transplantation (SOT) and its clinical course can be more severe in them. Most of the cases of GBS in SOT have been associated with Cytomegalovirus infection. GBS presenting after an ABO-incompatible (ABOi) transplant and during pregnancy has never been reported in the past among SOT recipients. We report a case of a 27-year-old female ABOi renal transplant recipient who presented with acute flaccid paralysis all four limbs during the second trimester of pregnancy, diagnosed to have GBS. Pregnancy and vaccination might have played a role in precipitating GBS in our patient. She was treated with plasma exchange and experienced GBS treatment-related fluctuations but finally recovered completely without any adverse pregnancy outcome.

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