Guillain-Barré syndrome

Weak

Overview

A middle aged man presents with lower limb weakness. Can you help him?


  1. GBS: Erasmus GBS Respiratory Insufficiency Score (EGRIS)
  2. GBS: diagnosis
  3. GBS: investigations
  4. GBS: respiratory involvement
  5. GBS: supportive care
  6. Multiple sclerosis: Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS)
  7. Stroke: National Institute of Health Stroke Scale
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