Guillain-Barr, syndrome in children


Incecik F. , HERGUNER M. , ALTUNBAŞAK Ş.

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, cilt.32, ss.381-385, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10072-010-0434-y
  • Dergi Adı: NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.381-385

Özet

Guillain-Barr, syndrome (GBS) is one of the reasons of acute polyneuropathy causing severe morbidity and mortality. Forty-six patients with GBS were included in our study. Clinical, laboratory, electrophysiological and prognostic features of the patients were evaluated retrospectively. Patients were divided into two groups. Group A consisted of children who attained a full recovery within 2 months from onset of the disease; group B consisted of children who experienced complete or partial recovery beyond 2 months from onset of the disease. Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy was found in 56.5% of patients and axonal form in 43.5% patients. Antecedent events were found in 28 (60.9%) patients. Five patients (10.8%) needed mechanical ventilation and one patient (2.1%) died. Poor outcome was related with clinic stage and electrophysiological subtypes (axonal form). In our study, poor prognostic factors were related with clinic stage and electrophysiological subtypes (axonal form).