The authors report a patient with an axonal Guillain-Barre syndrome (acute motor axonal neuropathy) associated with anti-GM1 antibody after Haemophilus influenzae infection. The result of ELISA inhibition studies and cytochemical staining with cholera toxin suggest the presence of a GM1-like structure on the surface of H. influenzae isolated from the patient. A particular strain of H. influenzae may have a GM1-like structure and may elicit an axonal Guillain-Barre syndrome.
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- Clinical Neurology