Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Autor(es): Burns Ted M.

Resumo: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute-onset, monophasic, immune-mediated polyneuropathy that often follows an antecedent infection. The diagnosis relies heavily on the clinical impression obtained from the history and examination, although cerebrospinal fluid analysis and electrodiagnostic testing usually provide evidence supportive of the diagnosis. The clinician must also be familiar with mimics and variants to promptly and efficiently reach an accurate diagnosis. Intravenous immunoglobulin and plasma exchange are efficacious treatments. Supportive care during and following hospitalization is also crucial.

Imprenta: Seminars in Neurology, v. 28, n. 2, p. 152-167, 2008

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1055/s-2008-1062261

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Infectious diseases

Data de publicação: 2008