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Fasanaro, A M; Pizza, V; Stella, L (1992). Plasma exchange and i.v.-immunoglobulins: new approaches to the treatment of Guillain-Barre' syndrome. Acta Neurologica (Napoli), 14(4-6):369-380.

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Abstract

We report the results obtained with plasma exchange (PE) in 26 patients (18 males, 8 females) with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) of maximal severity and also the results with IVGG in 7 patients (3 males, 4 females) where PE could not be employed. A complete clinical and neurophysiological evaluation was carried out. A follow-up was effected at regular intervals for a year. From this study the efficacy of PE in GBS was confirmed and a correlation was found between the amplitude of the muscular potential registered in the acute phase and the prognosis of the illness. PE is not effective for patients with a fulminant course and blocking of conduction. Good results have been obtained with IVGG therapy, which seems to be safe and effective whenever PE is not possible.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of General Practice
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1992
Deposited On:10 Feb 2012 22:24
Last Modified:04 Apr 2012 14:21
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
ISSN:0001-6276 (P)
Related URLs:http://locatorplus.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&v1=1&ti=1,1&Search_Arg=0421100&Search_Code=0359&CNT=20&SID=1 (Publisher)
PubMed ID:1293980
Citations:Google Scholar™

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