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.
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.
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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