We present three patients from Suriname who were diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) during the Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak in this country. One patient had a positive ZIKV urine real-time RT-PCR (qRT-PCR) result. The other two patients had a negative ZIKV urine qRT-PCR but a positive virus neutralization test and presence of IgG antibodies against ZIKV in the serum. Considering the evidence of a past ZIKV infection and absence of evidence for recent infections with the most common preceding infections of GBS, it is very likely that these GBS cases were triggered by ZIKV.

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doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2016.00233, hdl.handle.net/1765/95233
Frontiers in Neurology
Department of Virology

Langerak, T., Yang, H. (Harvey), Baptista, M. (Mark), Doornekamp, L., Kerkman, T. (Tessa), Codrington, J. (John), … Alberga, H. (Henk). (2016). Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barré syndrome in three patients from Suriname. Frontiers in Neurology, 7(DEC). doi:10.3389/fneur.2016.00233