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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1237-1239
Hepatitis C virus, directly acting antivirals and Guillain-Barré syndrome


1 Department of Nephrology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Government Medical College and Super Specialty Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Manish Balwani
Department of Nephrology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi, Wardha - 440 003, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.243969

PMID: 30381528

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Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) has been associated with both infective and noninfective etiologies. It is usually preceded by acute gastrointestinal or respiratory infections. We report an unusual case of GBS in a hepatitis C virus-positive hemodialysis (HD)-dependent patient who was being treated with sofosbuvir and daclatasvir along with antitubercular drugs for pulmonary tuberculosis. One should keep GBS in the differential diagnosis in HD patients whenever patient presents with lower limb weakness. Early diagnosis will help in timely initiation of treatment which is crucial to treat GBS.


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