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Revista de Neuro-Psiquiatría

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BALLON-MANRIQUE, Benigno  and  CAMPOS-RAMOS, Neptalí. Clinical and paraclinics features of Guillain-Barré syndrome at the Regional Lambayeque Hospital. Rev Neuropsiquiatr [online]. 2017, vol.80, n.1, pp.22-26. ISSN 0034-8597.

Objectives: To describe clinical and paraclinical characteristics of patients with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) admitted to the Regional Hospital of Lambayeque from 2011 to 2015. Material and methods: The charts of patients with GBS treated in the Regional Hospital of Lambayeque (Chiclayo, Peru) were reviewed. Results: We found 16 patients with GBS, 56% male and 44% female; the disease was mainly observed in adults between 20-60 years (44%). The major proportion of cases was seen in the winter and spring seasons. The axonal form was the most common subtype (62.5%). In five of six patients in whom lumbar puncture was performed to test cerebro-spinal fluid, albumin-cytological dissociation was found. Five patients required artificial ventilation and three died. Conclusions: This is the first study of patients with GBS in a hospital in Northern Peru, demonstrating specific characteristics in the patient population hereby studied.

Keywords : Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy; acute inflammatory polyneuropathy; Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

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