Zika virus infection–associated acute transient polyneuritis

03 Sep, 2017

Authors: Nascimento OJM, Frontera JA, Amitrano DA, Bispo de Filippis AM, Da Silva IRF; RIO-GBS-ZIKV Research Group

Published in: Neurology 2017;88(24):2330-2332

Abstract Zika virus (ZIKV) has been associated with various neurologic complications in adults, including Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), transverse myelitis, meningoencephalitis, and ophthalmologic manifestations. Though some of these syndromes may be due to a postinfectious (molecular mimicry) mechanism, a direct viral pathogenic mechanism may be responsible in others. We present 3 cases of a newly described syndrome of ZIKV-associated acute transient polyneuritis.