Campylobacter jejuni abscess, encephalomyelitis, and acute polyradiculoneuropathy

Kamm, Christian Philipp; Keserue, Borbala; Humpert, Sebastian; Wiest, Roland; Nedeltchev, Krassen; Hess, Christian Walter; Arnold, Marcel (2009). Campylobacter jejuni abscess, encephalomyelitis, and acute polyradiculoneuropathy. Muscle & nerve, 40(5), pp. 875-9. New York, N.Y.: John Wiley & Sons 10.1002/mus.21349

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We report an unusual case of spinal epidural Campylobacter jejuni abscess associated with acute polyradiculoneuropathy and parainfectious encephalomyelitis. Decompressive surgery, antibiotics, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy, and intravenous methylprednisolone resulted in rapid clinical improvement. C. jejuni infection can cause both an acute polyradiculoneuropathy as well as an encephalomyelitis, and a combined occurrence is possible.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

UniBE Contributor:

Kamm, Christian Philipp; Humpert, Sebastian Jörg; Wiest, Roland; Hess, Christian Walter and Arnold, Marcel

ISSN:

0148-639X

ISBN:

19768757

Publisher:

John Wiley & Sons

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:08

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/mus.21349

PubMed ID:

19768757

Web of Science ID:

000271174400017

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/30140 (FactScience: 176243)

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