2010, Number 2
Rev Mex Neuroci 2010; 11 (2)
Navarro-Bonnet J, Chiquete E, Ruiz-Casillas GI, Vázquez-Limón JC, Ruiz-Sandoval JL
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: Simultaneous injury to the central (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS) is an infrequent clinical entity. To our knowledge, this affection has not been described in association with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Case report: A 51-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with fever, lowered of consciousness and flaccid arreflexic quadriparesia. Anti-HCV antibodies tested positive. Cranial MRI showed a hyperintense lesion in the splenium and electromyography reported a polyradiculoneuropathy. Almost complete recovery was achieved at discharge. Conclusions: HCV infection could be considered in the differential diagnosis of entities that affect simultaneously both CNS and PNS.