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AuthorHughes, Richard A. C. author
TitleGuillain-Barrรฉ Syndrome [electronic resource] / by Richard A. C. Hughes
ImprintLondon : Springer London, 1990
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-3175-5
Descript XVIII, 308p. 88 illus. online resource

CONTENT

1 History and Definition -- Landryโ{128}{153}s Acute Ascending Paralysis -- Acute Febrile Polyneuritis -- Acute Infective Polyneuritis -- A Syndrome of Radiculoneuritis with Albumino-cytological Dissociation -- Guillain-Barrรฉ Syndrome or Landryโ{128}{153}s Ascending Paralysis -- Chronic Idiopathic Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy -- Guillain-Barrรฉ Syndrome in History and the News -- Summary -- References -- 2 Immunobiology of the Peripheral Nervous System -- Wallerian Degeneration Versus Primary Demyelination -- Myelin -- Blood-Nerve Barrier -- Antigen Presentation in the Peripheral Nervous System -- Final Common Pathway of Immunologically Mediated Demyelination -- Antibody-Mediated Demyelination -- Antibody-Dependent Cell-Mediated Demyelination -- Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity Causing Demyelination -- Delayed Hypersensitivity to Myelin Antigens Causing Demyelination -- Bystander Demyelination -- Summary -- References -- 3 Experimental Allergic Neuritis -- Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis -- Pathology of EAN -- Neurological Signs of EAN -- Experimental Autonomic Neuropathy -- Chronic Relapsing Experimental Allergic Neuritis -- Neurophysiology -- Cerebrospinal Fluid -- Identification of the Antigen Responsible for EAN -- Genetic Factors -- Antibody Production in EAN -- Cell-Mediated Immunity in EAN -- Galactocerebroside Neuritis -- Treatment of EAN -- Summary -- References -- 4 Pathology of Guillain-Barrรฉ Syndrome -- Autopsy Observations of Guillain-Barrรฉ Syndrome -- Biopsy Studies in Guillain-Barrรฉ Syndrome -- Immunohistochemical Studies of Nerves in GBS -- Remyelination -- Summary -- References -- 5 Epidemiology -- Swine Influenza Vaccine Epidemic -- Post-Rabies Vaccine Neuritis -- Viral Infections as Antecedent Events -- Mycoplasma, Bacterial and Other Infections as Antecedent Events -- Other Possible Precipitants of GBS -- Summary -- References -- 6 Clinical Features of Guillain-Barrรฉ Syndrome -- Presentation -- Clinical Course -- Differential Diagnosis -- Miller Fisher Syndrome -- Autonomic Dysfunction -- Papilloedema -- Other Complications -- Summary -- References -- 7 Clinical Neurophysiology -- Frequency of Abnormalities of Motor Nerve Conduction -- Time Course of Nerve Conduction Abnormalities -- Sensory Nerve Conduction -- Axonal Degeneration in GBS -- Myokymia in GBS -- Evoked Potentials -- Electrophysiological Evidence and Prediction of Prognosis -- Mechanisms -- Summary -- References -- 8 Treatment of Guillain-Barrรฉ Syndrome -- Prognosis -- General Care -- Steroids -- Plasma Exchange -- Intravenous Immunoglobulin -- Immunosuppressive Drugs -- Rehabilitation -- Summary -- References -- 9 Immunology of Guillain-Barrรฉ Syndrome -- Cerebrospinal Fluid -- Diseases Associated with Guillain-Barrรฉ Syndrome -- HLA Associations -- Immunoglobulins, Complement and Immune Complexes -- Complexes -- Antibodies -- Cellular Immunity -- Summary -- References -- 10 Chronic Idiopathic Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy -- Diagnostic Criteria -- Preceding Events -- Clinical Features -- Differential Diagnosis -- Evidence for CNS Involvement in CIDP -- Neurophysiology -- Cerebrospinal Fluid -- Pathology -- Immunology -- Treatment -- Summary -- References -- 11 Animal Models of Guillain-Barrรฉ Syndrome -- Marekโ{128}{153}s Disease -- Coonhound Paralysis -- Animal Idiopathic Polyradiculoneuropathy -- Cauda Equina Neuritis of the Horse -- Summary -- References -- 12 Other Inflammatory or Demyelinating Neuropathies -- Vasculitic Neuropathy -- Sarcoid Neuropathy -- Plasma Cell Dyscrasias and Neuropathy -- Leprosy -- Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Neuropathy -- Summary -- References -- Appendix. Guillain-Barrรฉ Syndrome: A Short Guide for the Patient, Relative and Friend


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