Acquired peripheral neuropathy: a report on 20 children.
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an inflammatory polyneuropathy characterized by acute onset, rapid progression, symmetric muscular weakness, pain, and paresthesias. The incidence of GBS in the pediatric age group is 0.8 cases per 100,000; 50%-70% of the cases are preceded by respiratory or gastrointestinal infectious episodes or vaccination. The etiopathogenesis of GBS has been hypothesized to involve a direct immune-mediated mechanism against the peripheral nerves. A series of 20 patients managed in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Catania between 2003 and 2011 and evaluated according to epidemiologic, clinical, and therapeutic features is reported.
SourceInternational journal of immunopathology and pharmacology 25:2 pg 513-7
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