Is physical recovery possible for patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)?

Updated: Jul 14, 2021
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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In a study by Gupta et al in 35 patients (27 with classic GBS and 8 with acute motor axonal neuropathy [AMAN]), GBS-related deficits included neuropathic pain requiring medication therapy (28 patients), foot drop necessitating ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) use (21 patients), and locomotion difficulties requiring assistive devices (30 patients). At 1-year follow-up, the authors found continued foot drop in 12 of the AFO patients. However, significant overall functional recovery had occurred within the general cohort. [124]

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