Sunday, April 29, 2012

Guillain-Barré syndrome

Ascending paralysis

albumino-cytologic dissociation in CSF(high protein, normal wbc)

Recent Campylobacter jejuni  or other infection e.g respiratory
Investigations: nerve conduction studies, LP

Risk of death from respiratory failure
Monitor pulmonary function: Peak inspiratory pressure and FVC

Tmt:  IVIG or  Plasmapheresis

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