Clinical features of the Guillain-Barré syndrome

Autor(es): Soffer D,Feldman S,Alter M

Resumo: In a country-wide search for patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in Israel, 89 patients were found between 1969 and 1972 who met standardized diagnostic criteria. These cases, derived from a well defined population, were analyzed to provide a more accurate picture of the full range of clinical signs than is available from selected case series in the literature. Preceding illnesses, presenting symptoms, maximal neurological deficit, reflex changes, sensory deficit, cranial nerve, sphincter, respiratory, autonomic disturbances and spinal fluid changes were determined. Mortality was 5.6% which is lower than in many series. Alternatives to account for the apparent benignity of GBS in Israel were offered.

Imprenta: Journal of the Neurological Sciences, v. 37, n. 1-2, p. 135-143, 1978

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/0022-510X(78)90234-4

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Clinical examination

Data de publicação: 1978