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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Volume 54, Issue 8, November 2011, Pages 519-524. The published version is available at DOI: 10.1016/ Copyright © Elsevier Inc.


HIV-associated Guillain-Barré Syndrome is a well-documented phenomenon, typically occurring at seroconversion. GBS may result in functional impairment treated with a combination of medications, plasmapheresis, and rehabilitation. The quantified functional recovery of HIV-associated GBS with or without HIV treatment is not well-described. Utilizing serial FIM scoring, we describe a patient’s recovery from HIV-associated GBS after treatment with IVIg and acute inpatient rehabilitation without HIV treatment.