Ataxic Guillain-Barré syndrome with anti-GQ1b antibody: relation to Miller Fisher syndrome.

Autor(es): Yuki N,Susuki K,Hirata K

Resumo: The authors reviewed the medical records of seven patients with anti-GQ1b immunoglobulin G (IgG) who had no or minimal external ophthalmoplegia but showed ataxia. The clinical features of the patients were consistent with the ataxic form of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Anti-GQ1b IgG antibodies from the patients, as well as from those with Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS), were absorbed by GT1a. The finding that ataxic GBS and MFS have in common an autoantibody with the same fine specificity suggests that they form a continuous spectrum.

Imprenta: Neurology, v. 54, n. 9, p. 1851-1853, 2000

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1212/WNL.54.9.1851

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Clinical examination ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Immunology

Data de publicação: 2000