Childhood Guillain-Barré syndrome: clinical and electrophysiologic features predictive of outcome

Autor(es): Ammache Z,Afifi A K,Brown C K,Kimura J

Resumo: The hospital records of 27 children with the diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome were retrospectively reviewed. Based on the time to recovery, patients were divided into two groups: group 1 consisted of children whose times to complete or partial recovery extended beyond 2 months from onset of the disease; group 2 consisted of children who attained a full recovery within 2 months from onset of the disease. The clinical and electrophysiologic features of the two groups were statistically compared for their predictive value of outcome. Three clinical features (maximum disability score at presentation, intubation, and cranial nerve involvement) were predictive of poor outcome, whereas one electrophysiologic feature (conduction block) was predictive of favorable outcome. There was also a significant correlation between maximum disability score at presentation and the probability of intubation.

Imprenta: Journal of Child Neurology, v. 16, n. 7, p. 477-483, 2001

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1177/088307380101600703

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

Data de publicação: 2001