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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 315856, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2010/315856
Case Report

Guillain-Barré Syndrome after Thrombolysis with Streptokinase

1Cardiology Clinic, Bağcılar Education and Research Hospital, Bagcilar, 34200 Istanbul, Turkey
2Cardiology Clinic, Sakarya Education and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey

Received 25 October 2010; Accepted 5 December 2010

Academic Editor: H. O. Ventura

Copyright © 2010 Ertugrul Okuyan 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.

Abstract

Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an eponym for a heterogeneous group of immune-mediated peripheral neuropathies. We describe a case of GBS in a patient who recieved intravenous streptokinase therapy for acute anterior myocardial infarction. Clinical symptoms are thought to result from streptokinase-antibody complex mediated damage to the local blood-nerve barrier. Patient was treated with 5-days course of intravenous gammaglobulin and his outcome was good.