Acute renal failure with hypocreatininemia in Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Autor(es): Doody P T,Smith S B,Wombolt D G

Resumo: A 68-year-old woman with Guillain-Barré syndrome had profoundly depressed serum creatinine concentration and 24-hour urinary creatinine excretion despite maintenance of her weight by hyperalimentation. Because of hypocreatininemia, the development of aminoglycoside-induced acute renal failure was initially missed. A retrospective study of seven patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome who were treated with hyperalimentation to maintain nutritional status showed a significant decrease in serum creatinine concentration but no significant decline in weight or blood urea nitrogen level. Because the serum creatinine is decreased in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome, caution must be exercised in using serum creatinine determination as an estimate of glomerular filtration rate.

Imprenta: Southern Medical Journal, v. 76, n. 8, p. 1037-1038, 1983

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

Data de publicação: 1983