Guillain-Barré Syndrome After Acute Hepatitis E Infection: A Case Report and Literature Review

Author(s): Mariah Q. Rose, APRN, MSN, FNP, Christan D. Santos, APRN, Devon I. Rubin, MD, Jason L. Siegel, MD William D. Freeman, MD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Jul 28, 2023

Topics: MultiSystem

Population: Geriatric, Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the most common cause of viral hepatitis in the world and is typically transmitted by consumption of undercooked meat or ingestion of contaminated water. Because of the rise in reports of HEV associated GBS, highlighting cases and calling attention to this complex clinical condition are important to improve recognition and treatment. We present a case of sudden lower extremity weakness and describe the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a patient with acute HEV infection and Guillain-Barre syndrome.


  • Describe how Guillain-Barre syndrome is characterized.
  • Describe how Brighton criteria can aid in the diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome.
  • Identify two recommended treatment options for Guillain-Barre syndrome.

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