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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 759495, 4 pages
Case Report

Two Uncommon Causes of Guillain-Barré Syndrome: Hepatitis E and Japanese Encephalitis

1Department of Accident and Emergency, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
2Department of Internal Medicine, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India
3Department of Internal Medicine, IPGMER, Kolkata, India
4Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
5R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India

Received 22 September 2015; Revised 1 December 2015; Accepted 9 December 2015

Academic Editor: Chin-Chang Huang

Copyright © 2015 Dhrubajyoti Bandyopadhyay 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.


We are presenting two cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome where it is preceded by hepatitis E virus (HEV) and Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) infection, respectively. Our first case is a forty-three-year-old nondiabetic, nonhypertensive female who was initially diagnosed with acute HEV induced viral hepatitis and subsequently developed acute onset ascending quadriparesis with lower motor neuron type of bilateral facial nerve palsies and respiratory failure. Second patient was a 14-year-old young male who presented with meningoencephalitis with acute onset symmetric flaccid paraparesis. After thorough investigations it was revealed as a case of Japanese encephalitis. Our idea of reporting these two cases is to make ourselves aware about this potential complication of these two common infections.