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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2011, Article ID 972096, 4 pages
Case Report

Guillain-Barré Syndrome with Fatal Outcome during HIV-1-Seroconversion: A Case Report

Department of Infectious Diseases, Galliera Hospital, Via Volta, 16128 Genoa, Italy

Received 7 May 2011; Accepted 21 June 2011

Academic Editors: Manoj Murhekar and Willem I. van der Meijden

Copyright © 2011 Emanuele Pontali 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.


Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute or subacute peripheral polyneuropathy characterized by symmetrical muscle weakness. Its occurrence has been reported during acute HIV seroconversion since 1985. Among HIV-infected subjects, GBS has generally a favourable outcome. We report a case of GBS with fatal outcome during HIV seroconversion.