What is the incidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)?

Updated: May 04, 2018
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections are the second most commonly reported infections preceding GBS, with CMV being the most common viral trigger of GBS. The aforementioned Dutch GBS study found CMV to be present in 13% of patients. [28]


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