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Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2016;12(4):439-48. doi: 10.1586/1744666X.2016.1128829. Epub 2016 Jan 11.

Complications of Guillain-Barré syndrome.

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1
a Neuroscience Center, Department of Neurology , The First Hospital of Jilin University , Changchun , China.
2
b Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society , Karolinska Institute , Stockholm , Sweden.

Abstract

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an immune-mediated disorder in the peripheral nervous system with a wide spectrum of complications. A good understanding of the complications of GBS assists clinicians to recognize and manage the complications properly thereby reducing the mortality and morbidity of GBS patients. Herein, we systemically review the literature on complications of GBS, including short-term complications and long-term complications. We summarize the frequency, severity, clinical manifestations, managements and possible mechanisms of different kinds of complications, and point out the flaws of current studies as well as demonstrate the further investigations needed.

KEYWORDS:

Guillain-Barré syndrome; complication; long-term; peripheral nervous system; short-term

PMID:
26642351
DOI:
10.1586/1744666X.2016.1128829
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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