Zika Virus Associated with Rare Disorder That Induce Paralysis

 

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About 32,000 people saw a doctor about a Zika virus infection. Guillain-Barre syndrome is the leading cause of non-trauma paralysis, according to the study authors. MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) The Zika virus may cause Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the nervous system, new research suggests.

Blood samples from 42 patients diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome during a Zika virus outbreak in French Polynesia provide the first hard evidence that the mosquito-borne Zika virus might cause this. MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) The Zika virus may cause Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the nervous system, new research suggests.

Zika Virus Tied to Rare Disorder That Can Cause Paralysis | HealthyWomen. NEW YORK — A study in Brazil found nearly 90 percent of people with a rare paralyzing condition said they had symptoms of Zika earlier — contributing to mounting evidence that Zika may be a cause. But now, scientists have found a strong link between Zika and a type of paralysis in adults. “I feel that there is a sense of urgency,” said Dr. Carlos Pardo at John Hopkins University School.

One big question about the virus has been whether a Zika infection can cause Guillain-Barré, a rare and sometimes deadly neurological condition in. But now, scientists have found a strong link between Zika and a nervous system disorder that can cause paralysis in adults. The mosquito-borne Zika virus already linked to birth defects and brain damage in newborns may also be connected to some rare but serious cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome. The virus has also been linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome, an immune system disorder that can occasionally lead to a fatal form of paralysis.

The. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an uncommon sickness of the nervous system in which a person’s own immune system damages the nerve cells, causing muscle weakness, and sometimes, paralysis. Several countries that have experienced Zika outbreaks recently have reported increases in people who have Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS).

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Zika virus infection complicated by Guillain-Barre syndrome—case report, French Polynesia, December 2013.

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from Volpe’s Neurology of the Newborn E-Book
by Joseph J. Volpe, Terrie E Inder, et. al.
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Although paralysis caused by wild-type virus no longer occurs in the United States, approximately 10–20 cases a year of paralytic polio occur in vaccinated individuals or their close contacts and have been associated with reversion to virulence of vaccine strains (vaccine-associated poliomyelitis).

“Neurology in Clinical Practice: Principles of diagnosis and management” by Walter George Bradley
from Neurology in Clinical Practice: Principles of diagnosis and management
by Walter George Bradley
Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004

Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with Zika virus infection in Colombia.

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The pandemic of Zika virus infection throughout South America, Central America and the Caribbean and threatening the US is the most recent of four unexpected arrivals of important arthropod-borne viral diseases in the Western Hemisphere over the past 20 years.

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from Comparative Health Policy
by Robert Blank, Viola Burau, Ellen Kuhlmann
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Polio’s most distinguishing symptom, paralysis, develops in less than 1 percent of all victims and is caused when the virus invades the central nervous system and irrevocably kills the nerve cells responsible for muscle movement.

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There is also concern that Zika virus infection may be associated with the development of Guillain-Barré syndrome (Chapter 39: Viral Syndromes).

“Fenner and White's Medical Virology” by Christopher J. Burrell, Colin R. Howard, Frederick A. Murphy
from Fenner and White’s Medical Virology
by Christopher J. Burrell, Colin R. Howard, Frederick A. Murphy
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Another highly infectious viral disease, polio can cause irreversible paralysis.

“Encyclopedia of the Developing World” by Thomas M. Leonard
from Encyclopedia of the Developing World
by Thomas M. Leonard
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from its discovery until 2007, there were only 14 confirmed human cases of Zika virus infection, the vertebrate life cycle primarily involving monkey-mosquito-monkey, with rare spread to humans.

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from Conn’s Current Therapy 2019
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In the vaccination experiments mentioned above (Casals et al., 1952c), paralysis induced by the Leon virus was of a progressive type, beginning in one limb and extending to all within the next 5 or 6 days.

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Zika virus has been reported as a risk factor for Guillain–Barré syndrome.

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