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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2012, Article ID 506290, 3 pages
Case Report

Guillain-Barré Syndrome due to CMV Reactivation after Cardiac Transplantation

1Department of Pathology, Innsbruck Medical University, Müllerstraße 44, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
2Department of Cardiac Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Received 21 December 2011; Accepted 18 January 2012

Academic Editors: O. Amir and G. Minardi

Copyright © 2012 Christina Maria Steger et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 40-year-old male patient suffered from end-stage heart failure due to ischemic cardiomyopathy and received orthotopiccardiac transplantation in June 2005. The instantaneous postoperative course was uneventful, but, seven months later, he suffered from paralysis in the lower extremities finally resulting in quadriplegia and was admitted to hospital. After laboratory testings the diagnosis of a Guillain-Barré syndrome due to cytomegalovirus reactivation was confirmed.