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Guillain-Barré syndrome in children.
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PMID:  20953812     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is one of the reasons of acute polyneuropathy causing severe morbidity and mortality. Forty-six patients with GBS were included in our study. Clinical, laboratory, electrophysiological and prognostic features of the patients were evaluated retrospectively. Patients were divided into two groups. Group A consisted of children who attained a full recovery within 2 months from onset of the disease; group B consisted of children who experienced complete or partial recovery beyond 2 months from onset of the disease. Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy was found in 56.5% of patients and axonal form in 43.5% patients. Antecedent events were found in 28 (60.9%) patients. Five patients (10.8%) needed mechanical ventilation and one patient (2.1%) died. Poor outcome was related with clinic stage and electrophysiological subtypes (axonal form). In our study, poor prognostic factors were related with clinic stage and electrophysiological subtypes (axonal form).
Authors:
Faruk Incecik; M Ozlem Hergüner; Sakir Altunbasak
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1590-3478     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959175     Medline TA:  Neurol Sci     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
, Toros mah. 40 sok. Omer Bayram Havuz apt., kat: 11, no: 11, Adana, Turkey, fincecik@yahoo.com.
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