Two patterns of clinical recovery in Guillain-Barré syndrome with IgG anti-GM1 antibody.

  title={Two patterns of clinical recovery in Guillain-Barr{\'e} syndrome with IgG anti-GM1 antibody.},
  author={Satoshi Kuwabara and Masato Asahina and Michiaki Koga and Masahiro Mori and Nobuhiro Yuki and Takamichi Hattori},
  volume={51 6},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prognostic value of anti-GM1 antibody. BACKGROUND Whether anti-GM1 antibody is a marker of poor prognosis due to axonal degeneration in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a matter of controversy. METHODS The clinical recovery of 41 consecutive GBS patients was analyzed. RESULTS The Hughes functional grading scores were similar at the peak, and 1, 3, and 6 months after onset for the groups of patients with (n=19) and without (n=22) immunoglobulin (Ig) G anti-GM1… CONTINUE READING
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