Guillain-Barre syndrome

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Guillain-Barre syndrome is an autoimmune disorder encompassing a heterogeneous group of pathological and clinical entities. Antecedent infections are thought to trigger an immune response, which subsequently cross reacts with nerves leading to demyelination or axonal degeneration. Both intravenous immunoglobulin treatment and plasma exchange have been found to be equally beneficial. Several factors are useful in predicting the outcome of these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)774-782
Number of pages9
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Issue number902
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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