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Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Chapter
Part of the Emergency Management in Neurology book series (EMN)

Abstract

Guillain-Barrè Syndrome (GBS) or acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP) is one of the most frequent emergencies in the neuromuscular field. With the almost complete disappearance of poliomyelitis, the AIDP is now the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis in healthy individuals.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurology and Stroke UnitASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano NiguardaMilanItaly

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