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Herpes simplex virus specific antibody determined by immunoblotting in cerebrospinal fluid of a patient with the Guillain-Barré syndrome.
  1. H J Bernsen,
  2. A M Van Loon,
  3. R F Poels,
  4. W I Verhagen,
  5. C W Frenken
  1. Department of Neurology, Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


    The Guillain-Barré syndrome is often preceded by a herpes virus infection. Herpes simplex virus, however, has rarely been observed as the causative agent. A patient is described with a herpes simplex virus infection followed by a Guillain-Barré syndrome. Immunoblotting was used to detect herpes simplex virus-specific antibodies in serum and cerebrospinal fluid.

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