This is a case report of a 42-year-old female patient with chronic inactive hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection who presented with relapsing chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). Her initial attack was of acute onset (ie, acute CIDP) resembling Guillain-Barré syndrome that responded well to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy. The second episode was chronic and refractory to IVIG. She was managed with plasma exchange, long-term corticosteroids, immunosuppressants and HBV antiviral therapy. She showed both clinical and electromyographic improvement, with no recurrence after 2 years of follow-up.
- hepatitis B
- neurological injury
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Contributors MAB is a hepatologist who saw the patient for consultation and managed and treated the patient for chronic hepatitis B and saw the patient at follow-up. AAJ is a neurologist who was the primary consultant who assessed the patient, got her admitted, managed and treated the patient from neurology point of few and saw the patient at follow-up.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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