Covid-19 infection can trigger Guillain-Barré syndrome

Takeaway

  • Covid-19 infection appears to have led to Guillain-Barré syndrome in a 68-year old Austrian man.

Why this matters

    Neurologic features of Covid-19 are increasingly recognized; these findings suggest that Covid-19 may trigger Guillain-Barré syndrome as a post-infectious disease. Clinicians should remain alert to the possibility of immune-mediated neurological diseases during the Covid-19 pandemic.