Guillain-Barré and Zika virus are related.
This comes from evidence of Zika found in Colombian patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome and supports the theory that the two are related and could occur parainfectiously. All 68 patients who participated in the study were evaluated clinically for Guillain-Barré and underwent neurological evaluation as well. Of the 68 subjects, 42 underwent laboratory testing to find Zika in their blood, cerebrospinal fluid or urine, via reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing.
How much do you know about Guillain-Barré syndrome? Take this short quiz to find out.
1. Which of the following statements regarding physical symptoms of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is TRUE?
A. Arms are more often affected than legs
B. Back pain is rarely a presenting sign
C. Facial and oropharyngeal muscles are affected in approximately 50% of patients
D.Weakness begins in distal muscles E. All of the above
2. True or False. Among laboratory testing methods for diagnosis of GBS, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis is more useful than electrophysiologic studies.
B. In supine position, vital capacity decrease of approximately 10% decrease from baseline
C. Prolonged F-waves in early testing for proximal nerve involvement
A. GBS can be a predecessor of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
B. Differentiation of dysautonomia in severe GBS from aspiration pneumonia is necessary
C. Many disorders mimic GBS
D.A and BE. B and C