Guillain-Barre syndrome: How well is it being managed?

Study shows outcomes from a case series at a major Australian hospital

The first research on outcomes of Australian patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome in three decades shows treatment appears to be working well, with no deaths during the study period.

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Clinicians at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital analysed records for the 46 people with the condition (54% male, mean age 55 years) presenting at the hospital between 2012 and 2016.

Treatment was by immunotherapy in 98%, with 93% having intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG).

Some 17% of patients showed no improvement after their first IVIG treatment,