Tag Guillain-Barré syndrome
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Guillain–Barré syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome is the most common and severe acute inflammatory paralytic neuropathy. The classical description of GBS involves rapidly progressive bilateral weakness, usually starting in the distal lower extremities and ascending proximally.
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Georges Charles Guillain

Georges Charles Guillain (1876 – 1961) was a French neurologist. Associated with multiple neurology-related eponyms including Guillain-Barré syndrome
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Charles Miller Fisher

Charles Miller Fisher (1913 - 2012) was a Canadian neurologist. Miller Fisher syndrome (1956) an acquired nerve disease variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
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Jean-Alexandre Barré

Jean-Alexandre Barré (1880 - 1967) was a French neurologist. Multiple neurological eponyms including with Guillain and Strohl with the acute paralytic neuropathy known as Guillain - Barré syndrome described in 1916.
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Jean-Baptiste Octave Landry

Jean-Baptiste Octave Landry de Thézillat (1826 - 1865) was a French physician. Landry ascending paralysis (1859) as early description of Guillain–Barré syndrome (1916)
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OVERVIEW GBS and CIP are important causes of weakness in ICU and distinguishing between them is important due to the management and prognostic implications Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) Critical Illness Polyneuropathy (CIP) References and Links CCC – ICU Acquired Weakness CCC…

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Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)

Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is the most common and most severe acute paralytic neuropathy, consisting of multiple variants with distinct clinical and pathological features
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Ataxia DDx

Ataxia is impaired coordination in the absence of weakness. Acute ataxia is a neurological emergency, and vascular lesions of the cerebellum (infarction, hemorrhage) must be considered/ excluded.