Guillian – Barre Syndrome

Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 1989;89(4):41-4.

Current methods of pathogenetic therapy of infectious-allergic polyradiculoneuritis.

[Article in Russian]

Neretin VIa, Ki’riakov VA, Sapfirova VA, Agafonov BV.

This is a survey of the experience in using corticosteroids, plasmapheresis, immunodepressants, hyperbaric oxygenation, laser and magnetotherapy in treating the infectious-allergic Guillain-Barre polyradiculoneuritis. The indications and counter-indications to individual techniques are presented as related to the character and course of the disease. The principles of interrelation of these techniques with other drug and physical therapies are discussed. The authors infer that combination of plasmapheresis with corticosteroids is the best for acute polyradiculoneuritis and prolonged use of maintenance doses of corticosteroids and immunodepressants, physical methods and gymnastics are recommended for chronic polyradiculoneuritis.