Guillain-Barré Syndrome

J. Tavee*

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Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune nerve disease that presents with generalized weakness and sensory symptoms due to demyelination of the peripheral nerves. Diagnosis is usually supported by clinical findings of weakness with areflexia, electromyogram, and cerebrospinal fluid analysis. Most patients respond to immune-modulating therapies and recover with little to no residual weakness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Acute motor and sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN)
  • Acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN)
  • Albuminocytologic dissociation
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Flu
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Immunizations
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)
  • Miller Fisher syndrome
  • Molecular mimicry
  • Paralysis
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Weakness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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