Salinas JL, Walteros DM, Styczynski A, Garzón F, Quijada H, Bravo E, Chaparro P, Madero J, Acosta-Reyes J, Ledermann J, Arteta Z, Borland E, Burns P, Gonzalez M, Powers AM, Mercado M, Solano A, Sejvar JJ, Ospina ML. Zika virus disease-associated Guillain-Barré syndrome-Barranquilla, Colombia 2015-2016. Journal of the neurological sciences. 2017 Oct 15;381(381). 272-277. PMID: 28991697 [PubMed]
An outbreak of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a disorder characterized by acute, symmetric limb weakness with decreased or absent deep-tendon reflexes, was reported in Barranquilla, Colombia, after the introduction of Zika virus in 2015. We reviewed clinical data for GBS cases in Barranquilla and performed a case-control investigation to assess the association of suspect and probable Zika virus disease with GBS.