Parainfluenza Virus Type 3: Isolation From CSF of a Patient With Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Gustavo Román, Charles M. Poser, C. Alan Phillips

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Abstract

The authors report the isolation of parainfluenza virus type 3 from the CSF of a 19-year-old man with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Although parainfluenza viruses are usually associated with respiratory tract illnesses, some strains show a neurotropism not previously appreciated. Thus, parainfluenza viruses may be responsible for a portion of cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1613-1615
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume240
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 6 1978

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