Epidemiology of the Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Autor(es): Govoni V.; Granieri E.

Resumo: This review focuses on recent epidemiological findings on Guillain-Barré syndrome regarding incidence, antecedent events related to the disease, prognosis and prognostic indicators, and treatment. Moreover, this review summarizes recent observations on clinical variants of Guillain-Barré syndrome and their relationship with the prevailing clinical presentation of the disease. The epidemiological observations which have advanced the understanding of the pathogenesis of Guillain-Barré syndrome are also discussed.

Imprenta: Current Opinion in Neurology, v. 14, n. 5, p. 605-613, 2001

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Epidemiology ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Public health

Data de publicação: 2001