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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 45-47

A Case Of Infectious Mononucleosis With Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy



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We report a case of Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculo neuropathy (AIDP), following infectious mononucleosis. A 12 year old girl presented with acute flaccid quadriplegia with bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy and enlarged tonsils six weeks after a febrile illness. Cerebrospinal fluid revealed albuminocytological dissociation and electrophysiology showed evidence of axonal-demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. Heterophile antibody test was positive and lymph node biopsy showed non -specific reactive hyperplasia. She was managed conservatively with good outcome.


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