Electrophysiological classification of Guillain-Barré syndrome: clinical associations and outcome. Plasma Exchange/Sandoglobulin Guillain-Barré Syndrome Trial Group.

  title={Electrophysiological classification of Guillain-Barr{\'e} syndrome: clinical associations and outcome. Plasma Exchange/Sandoglobulin Guillain-Barr{\'e} Syndrome Trial Group.},
  author={Robert D.M. Hadden and David Reid Cornblath and Richard A. C. Hughes and J{\"u}rgen Zielasek and Hans-Peter Hartung and Klaus Viktor Toyka and Anthony V. Swan},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  volume={44 5},
We performed electrophysiological and serological testing within 15 days of symptom onset on 369 patients with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) enrolled in a trial comparing plasma exchange, intravenous immunoglobulin, and both treatments. Patients were classified into five groups by motor nerve conduction criteria; 69% were demyelinating, 3% axonal, 3% inexcitable, 2% normal, and 23% equivocal. Six of 10 (60%) patients with axonal neurophysiology had had a preceding diarrheal illness compared… CONTINUE READING
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