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SA Orthopaedic Journal

On-line version ISSN 2309-8309
Print version ISSN 1681-150X

SA orthop. j. vol.7 n.3 Pretoria Jul./Sep. 2008

 

CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

 

A rare case of myositis ossificans and Guillain-Barré syndrome

 

 

SK MagobothaI; E HoosenII; D TshidibiIII

IFCS(Ortho). Principal specialist and senior consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and University of Witwatersrand
IIMBChB(Wits). Medical officer, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
IIIMD(Kinshasa). Registrar, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

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ABSTRACT

Myositis ossificans is a common condition following trauma to muscles in and around bone and major joints. Myositis ossificans which occurs spontaneously, has also been well described where the aetiology is unknown or where it is hypothesised that repetitive trivial trauma is the cause. Although myositis ossificans has been associated with neurological complications following head injuries and spinal injuries, it has never been associated with patients diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome.
A case report is presented where a patient who had an acute onset of Guillain-Barré syndrome developed myositis ossificans in multiple areas around the major joints while still on a ventilator in the intensive care unit.


 

 

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Correspondence:
Dr SK Magobotha
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Wits Medical School 7 York Road, 2001 Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 933-8914
Email: mago@mweb.co.za

 

 

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