Clinical effects of plasmapheresis in acute Guillain-Barré syndrome

G. Piccolo, V. Cosi, M. Lombardi, M. Poloni, M. Ceroni, P. M. Fornasari

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5 consecutive cases of acute GBS were treated by plasmapheresis (PP). Clinical features and results of therapy have been compared with those of 10 consecutive acute GBS cases untreated by PP. PP treatment, applied early during the phase of deterioration, seemed to stop deficit progression, thus eliminating the stationary stage and triggering recovery immediately. Complete recovery seemed to occur comparatively faster than in the untreated group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-352
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1986


  • Acute GBS
  • plasmapheresis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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