Treatment of acute immune-mediated neuropathies: Guillain-Barré syndrome and clinical variants

Autor(es): Sederholm Benson H

Resumo: The author reviews current treatment approaches for the management of acute immune-mediated peripheral neuropathies, including the Guillain-Barré syndrome together with the clinical variants, which are acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, acute motor axonal neuropathy, acute motor and sensory axonal neuropathy, and the Fisher syndrome. A summary of clinical evidence for drug therapies is provided, with additional recommendations for commonly used treatment modalities including a focus on the approach to using intravenous immune globulin and plasma exchange therapy.

Palavras-Chave: Guillain-Barré syndrome; Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy; Acute motor axonal neuropathy; Acute motor and sensory axonal neuropathy; Fisher syndrome; Intravenous immune globulin; Plasma exchange

Imprenta: Seminars in Neurology, v. 30, n. 4, p. 365-372, 2010

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1055/s-0030-1267280

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Immunology

Data de publicação: 2010