NORMAN REITMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; KARL ROTHSCHILD, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The Guillain-Barré syndrome is a clinical entity which is not often diagnosed although its occurrence is not uncommon. The chief reason for this is the failure of all attempts to isolate an etiologic agent and also the multiplicity of synonyms by which this form of neuritis is known. Infectious polyneuritis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, acute polyneuritis with facial diplegia, Landry's ascending paralysis, are but a few. To date there have been 25 names attached to this clinical picture. It is our intention not to further confuse the issue but rather to present two cases fulfilling the criteria of the Guillain-Barré syndrome, which
REITMAN N, ROTHSCHILD K. THE NON-INFECTIOUS NATURE OF THE GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME WITH A POSSIBLE EXPLANATION FOR THE ALBUMINO-CYTOLOGIC DISSOCIATION1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:923–934. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-5-923
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(5):923-934.
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