Distinguishing acute-onset CIDP from Guillain-Barré syndrome with treatment related fluctuations

Autor(es): Ruts Liselotte,van Koningsveld Rinske,van Doorn Pieter A

Resumo: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) patients may worsen after initial treatment (treatment-related fluctuation [TRF]). It is difficult to distinguish GBS-TRF from chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy with acute onset (A-CIDP). The authors compared 13 patients with A-CIDP with 11 patients with GBS-TRF and concluded that A-CIDP should be suspected when a patient with GBS deteriorates after 9 weeks from onset or when deterioration occurs three times or more. Maintenance treatment should then be considered.

Imprenta: Neurology, v. 65, n. 1, p. 138-140, 2005

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000167549.09664.b8

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

Data de publicação: 2005