How is Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with herpes zoster (shingles)?

Updated: Feb 11, 2021
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare complication from reactivation of latent VZV. Cresswell et al reported that Guillain-Barré syndrome also resulted from primary VZV infection in an adult. [68]

VZV is being investigated for its possible role in least some cases of chronic fatigue syndrome. [69]

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