Summary of Guillain-Barre syndrome
Flashcards on Guillain-Barre syndrome
The pathogenesis of Guillain-Barre syndrome is thought to involve a preceding infection that results in molecular , and an autoimmune response involving both cellular and humoral components.
Questions on Guillain-Barre syndrome
A 53-year-old man presents to the urgent care clinic. He reports difficulty with standing and walking due to muscle weakness that started a week ago. The weakness is now beginning to affect his arms. He cannot recall any inciting factors such as drug use or toxin exposure. He has otherwise been in good health, apart from a minor respiratory illness several weeks ago. Analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid shows elevated protein level with normal white blood cell count. Which of the following neurological disorders shares the most similar pathologic mechanism as the disorder most likely responsible for this patient’s symptoms?