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Vigil ZIA, Guerra SA, Ochoa UL, Hernández ZMS, Domínguez OCA
Rehabilitation of children and adolescents with Guillain - Barré syndrome
MediSan 2012; 16 (10)

Language: Español
References: 18
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A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in 20 patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome attended in the Southern Teaching Children Hospital of Santiago de Cuba, from January 2002 to December 2010, in order to characterize them according to some clinical and epidemiological variables of interest and to define the rehabilitation process in these patients. Male sex, age group of 0-9 years, acute ascending polyneuropathy as a clinical presentation, and acute respiratory infections and acute diarrheal diseases as precedent phenomena were predominant. It was observed that early medical treatment and rehabilitation were crucial for the degree of motor and functional defect at discharge, while the immediacy and maintaining comprehensive recovery measures were essential in achieving autonomy and a better quality of patients' life. It could be concluded that children and adolescents of the case material made good progress due to an early and appropriate therapeutic combination.

Key words: Guillain-Barré syndrome, children, adolescents, acute ascending polyneuropathy, children hospitals.

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