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Clinical and electrophysiological characteristics of Guillain-Barré syndrome in Colombia.

Authors
  • Gómez, Ángela1, 2, 3
  • Díaz, Andrés1, 2, 3
  • Carrión-Penagos, Julián1, 2
  • Reyes, Julián1, 2
  • Reyes, Saúl1, 3
  • 1 Department of Neurology, Hospital Universitario-Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia. , (Colombia)
  • 2 School of Medicine, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. , (Colombia)
  • 3 School of Medicine, Universidad El Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia. , (Colombia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the peripheral nervous system : JPNS
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2019
Volume
24
Issue
3
Pages
268–271
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jns.12340
PMID: 31386254
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Despite the wide literature describing the features of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in different populations worldwide, Colombian data are very scarce. We aim to characterize patients with GBS in a general hospital setting in Colombia. We conducted a retrospective chart review of GBS cases managed at the Hospital Universitario Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, from 2011 to 2016. Twenty-three patients were included. The most commonly reported symptoms were paresthesias (65%), pain (61%), proximal (22%) and distal (74%) limb weakness, and facial palsy (30%). 9% of patients had Fisher syndrome and 21% had other variants: Bickerstaff, pharyngeal-cervical-brachial pattern, and facial diplegia. There was a predominance of the demyelinating form (70%), with only 22% of patients presenting with the axonal variants. Our results are concordant with previous studies in Colombia. © 2019 Peripheral Nerve Society.

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