[Clinical and neurophysiological features and outcome prognosis criteria of Guillain-Barre syndrome in children]

Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 2002;102(4):39-42.
[Article in Russian]


Clinical and electroneuromyographical (ENMG) study of 24 children with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) was conducted. Using ENMG, axonal and demyelinating GBS variants differing by course and rehabilitation time were distinguished. To predict a development of bulbar and respiratory disorders and to evaluate their severity and duration, diaphragm and adductive nerves conduction was investigated. Factors influencing motor function rehabilitation rate in GBS were the following: mean distal M-response amplitude during peroneal nerve stimulation, proximal to distal amplitudes ratio, M-response amplitude for femoral nerves. Three types of ENMG parameter rehabilitation in children with GBS (linear, stepped and undular) which characterize different rates of rehabilitation process are described.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Axons / physiology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Electromyography
  • Female
  • Femoral Nerve / physiopathology
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome* / diagnosis
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome* / physiopathology
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome* / rehabilitation
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neural Conduction / physiology
  • Peroneal Nerve / physiopathology
  • Prognosis
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome