Guillain-Barre syndrome in a 7-month-old boy successfully applied plasma exchange

Akarcan S. E., Isguder R., Yilmaz U., Ayhan Y., Ceylan G., Agin H.

TRANSFUSION AND APHERESIS SCIENCE, vol.54, no.1, pp.139-143, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transci.2016.01.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-143
  • Keywords: Guillain-Barre syndrome, Plasma exchange, Children, Pediatric intensive care unit, Intravenous immunoglobulin, AUTONOMIC DYSFUNCTION, CHILDREN, GUIDELINES
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Despite being the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis in children Guillain-Barre syndrome has a low incidence under 18 years old, and is even rarer under the age of 2. Established treatment regimens include intravenous immunoglobulin and plasma exchange in older children and adults. However very limited data are available for the efficacy and safety of plasma exchange in infants younger than 12 month-old. This article presents the experience of plasma exchange in the case of 7-month-old boy diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome.