Distinguishing acute-onset CIDP from fluctuating Guillain-Barre syndrome: a prospective study.

@article{Ruts2010DistinguishingAC,
  title={Distinguishing acute-onset CIDP from fluctuating Guillain-Barre syndrome: a prospective study.},
  author={Liselotte Ruts and Judith Drenthen and Bart Casper Jacobs and Pieter Antoon van Doorn},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={74 21},
  pages={1680-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to provide criteria that can help to distinguish between GBS-TRF and A-CIDP in the early phase of disease. BACKGROUND The distinction between Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) with fluctuations shortly after start of treatment (treatment-related fluctuations, or GBS-TRF) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy with acute onset (A-CIDP) is difficult but important because prognosis and treatment strategy largely differ. METHODS Patients with GBS (n… CONTINUE READING

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