Intravenous immunoglobulin treatment in children with Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Autor(es): Gürses N.; Uysal S.; Cetinkaya F.; I?lek I.; Kalayci A. G.

Resumo: Guillain-Barre syndrome is an acquired demyelinating polyneuropathy that is presumed to be immune-mediated. On the basis of this assumption, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) has been used in the treatment of Guillain-Barre syndrome in recent years and found to be effective. To test this we performed a randomized study in patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome by giving IVIG (1 g/kg body weight per day over 2 consecutive days) in 9 children who were compared with 9 patients who were observed but not given specific therapy. We concluded that intravenous immunoglobulin is a safe and effective treatment for childhood Guillain-Barre syndrome which shortens the time to recovery.

Imprenta: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, v. 27, n. 3, p. 241-243, 1995

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.3109/00365549509019016

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies

Data de publicação: 1995