Reasons for persistent disability in Guillain-Barre syndrome

Sheila M. Lennon, S. Koblar, R. A C Hughes, J. Goeller, A. C. Riser

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The reasons for persistent disability in 10 Guillain-Barre syndrome patients were investigated. Patients were assessed between 11 and 35 months after disease onset with impairment, disability and handicap scales, a standard neurological examination and nerve conduction studies. All patients showed persistent limb weakness which affected independence in self-care in three patients and the pursuit of leisure and work activities in eight patients. The implications for clinical practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Rehabilitation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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