JOSEPH G. CHUSID; GILBERT H. MARQUARDT, F.A.C.P.
Acute infectious polyneuritis is but one of the names of an entity called by others in the past polyneuritis with facial diplegia, acute febrile polyneuritis, motoneuronitis, acute infective neuritis, infective neuronitis, or meningomyeloradiculitis. The term Guillain-Barré syndrome has been used to designate those cases which clinically are characterized by an acute onset, mild or no febrile reaction, radicular neuritis, cranial nerve palsies, muscle tenderness, and which show certain cerebrospinal fluid changes.
The infectious nature of the agent causing this syndrome has not as yet been conclusively demonstrated. Attempts at culture and transmission to animals have been unsuccessful. Aring and Sabin1
CHUSID JG, MARQUARDT GH. ACUTE INFECTIOUS POLYNEURITIS (GUILLAIN-BARRÉ TYPE)1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:852–859. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-5-852
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(5):852-859.
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