RUBIN BRESSLER, M.D.; CHARLES T. JOHNSON, M.D.
The Landry-Guillain-Barré syndrome has been described as a polyradiculo-neuropathy which may affect either sensory or motor function and may extend into the central nervous system.1 The outcome is dependent upon the degree of involvement of the respiratory and cardiovascular centers. Changes in the cerebrospinal fluid protein, and albuminocytologic dissociation, are regarded as being incidental to the disorder. The severe cases have a guarded prognosis, and mortality figures of 12 to 42% have been reported.2, 3 The etiology of the syndrome has never been conclusively established, but toxic, infectious and allergic hypotheses have been proposed. The disorder represents a treatment
BRESSLER R, JOHNSON CT. CUSHING'S SYNDROME AND THE GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:1298–1303. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-5-1298
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