Acute peripheral neuropathy in adults. Guillain-Barré syndrome and related disorders.

Autor(es): Pascuzzi R M,Fleck J D

Resumo: Acute paralysis in adults has an extensive assortment of etiologies. Guillian-Barré syndrome is the most common cause of acute neuropathy in adults. This review emphasizes pathophysiology, clinical features, differential diagnosis, and a practical approach to the laboratory work-up for patients with suspected Guillian-Barré syndrome. The current status of immunotherapy is reviewed.

Imprenta: Neurologic Clinics, v. 15, n. 3, p. 529-547, 1997

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/S0733-8619(05)70332-7

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis

Data de publicação: 1997