Motor nerve inexcitability in Guillain-Barré syndrome. The spectrum of distal conduction block and axonal degeneration.

  title={Motor nerve inexcitability in Guillain-Barr{\'e} syndrome. The spectrum of distal conduction block and axonal degeneration.},
  author={William Triggs and D. Cros and Stasha Gominak and Gustavo Zu{\~n}iga and Aleksandar Beri{\'c} and B. T. Shahani and Allan H. Ropper and S. M. Roongta},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={115 ( Pt 5)},
We studied 34 patients with the Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) to clarify the clinical significance of inexcitable motor nerves and of low amplitude compound muscle action potentials (CMAPs). The patients were subdivided into two groups. Group 1 included eight patients who had electrically inexcitable motor nerves within 2 wks of the first symptom. (Two patients without extensive conduction studies had only one inexcitable motor nerve.) The outcome in this group at 1 yr varied from complete… CONTINUE READING

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