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Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (Guillain-Barré Syndrome)

Aaron E. Miller and Teresa M. DeAngelis

in Neuroimmunology

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Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732920
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322862 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199732920.003.0024

Series: What Do I Do Now

Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (Guillain-Barré Syndrome)

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Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP), also known as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), is a common acute neurological presentation encountered in both the outpatient setting and hospital wards. The hallmark of the disorder is the development of ascending motor paralysis with loss of deep tendon reflexes. In this chapter, we outline the classical clinical and laboratory findings in GBS as well as critical therapeutic and supportive measures along with prognosis.

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Subjects: Neurology

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