Plasma exchange and selective adsorption in Guillain-Barré syndrome--a comparison of therapies by clinical course and side effects.

Autor(es): Rosenow F.; Haupt W. F.; Grieb P.; Jiménez-Klingberg C,; Borberg H.

Resumo: Selective adsorption is a new method of treating Guillain-Barré syndrome. Its therapeutic effects and its concomitant side effects were compared between plasma exchange and symptomatic treatment only. The clinical study of three groups of 10 Guillain-Barré patients, each matched for age and maximal disability, was analyzed. Selective adsorption compared favorably with plasma exchange in shortening the time to first improvement and duration of in-hospital treatment. Side effects were similar in both groups. Symptomatic arteriosclerosis should be considered a relative contraindication for selective adsorption.

Imprenta: Transfusion Science, v. 14, n. 1, p. 13-15, 1993

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/0955-3886(93)90047-X

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Public health

Data de publicação: 1993