Pediatric Guillain-Barré syndrome

@article{Ryan2013PediatricGS,
  title={Pediatric Guillain-Barr{\'e} syndrome},
  author={Monique M. Ryan},
  journal={Current Opinion in Pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={689–693}
}
  • M. Ryan
  • Published 1 December 2013
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Purpose of reviewGuillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) is the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis in children. This review discusses the heterogeneous presentations of this disorder, the frequency of disease-related complications and the importance of assiduous clinical care in pediatric GBS. Recent findingsRecent reports have highlighted the variable clinical and neurophysiologic subtypes of pediatric GBS, and emphasized the value of imaging in diagnosis of this disorder. SummaryDiagnosis of… 
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