Assessment of current diagnostic criteria for Guillain‐Barré syndrome

  title={Assessment of current diagnostic criteria for Guillain‐Barr{\'e} syndrome},
  author={Arthur K. Asbury and David R. Cornblath},
  journal={Annals of Neurology},
Criteria for the diagnosis of Guillain‐Barré syndrome are reaffirmed. Electrodiagnostic criteria are expanded and specific detail added. 
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