Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and Guillain–Barre syndrome associated with Campylobacter enteritis

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Previous reports have noted an association between membranous nephropathy and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis with Guillain–Barre syndrome. We report a case of Campylobacter enteritis, which was complicated by both focal segmental glomerulosclerosis of the collapsing variety and Guillain–Barre syndrome, and propose that Campylobacter may be the common link between the glomerular disease and Guillain–Barre syndrome. We also briefly review previous reports of kidney disease associated with Campylobacter infection.

Keywords: Campylobacter; Guillain–Barre syndrome; focal segmental glomerulosclerosis; intravenous immunoglobin

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, Dr Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia 2: Department of Nephrology, Kosin University Hospital, Busan, Korea 3: Department of Anatomical Pathology, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 4: Department of Nephrology

Publication date: October 1, 2007

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