Autonomic dysfunction and Guillain-Barré syndrome. The use of esmolol in its management

Anaesthesia. 1990 Sep;45(9):736-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.1990.tb14441.x.


A 17-year-old girl with Guillain-Barré syndrome and autonomic dysfunction was treated successfully with esmolol. Esmolol may be an appropriate drug for the rapid assessment and control of tachyarrhythmias in critically ill patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / therapeutic use*
  • Autonomic Nervous System Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Autonomic Nervous System Diseases / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy / complications*
  • Propanolamines / therapeutic use*
  • Tachycardia / drug therapy
  • Tachycardia / etiology


  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
  • Propanolamines
  • esmolol