Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Autor(es): Seneviratne U.

Resumo: Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disorder encompassing a heterogeneous group of pathological and clinical entities. Antecedent infections are thought to trigger an immune response, which subsequently cross reacts with nerves leading to demyelination or axonal degeneration. Both intravenous immunoglobulin treatment and plasma exchange have been found to be equally beneficial. Several factors are useful in predicting the outcome of these patients.

Palavras-Chave: Guillain-Barré syndrome

Imprenta: Postgraduate Medical Journal, v. 76, n. 902, p. 774-782, 2000

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1136/pmj.76.902.774

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies

Data de publicação: 2000