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Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Authors
  • England, J D1
  • 1 Department of Neurology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annual review of medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1990
Volume
41
Pages
1–6
Identifiers
PMID: 2184716
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Guillain-Barré syndrome is an acute inflammatory demyelinative neuropathy usually presenting as a symmetric areflexic paralysis. An immunologic pathogenesis is likely. Early diagnosis is important since good supportive care and plasmapheresis can decrease morbidity and hasten recovery.

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