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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|
|Deposited On:||10 Feb 2012 23:24|
|Last Modified:||04 Apr 2012 16:21|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons|
|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)|
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