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Guillain-Barre syndrome- Rationale for physiotherapy management of the acute severe patient

Lynn Fearnhead, Vivian U. Fritz
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 52, No 4 | a620 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v52i4.620 | © 2018 Lynn Fearnhead, Vivian U. Fritz | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 September 2018 | Published: 30 November 1996

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Lynn Fearnhead, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Vivian U. Fritz, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Abstract

The critical importance of supportive care including physiotherapy to the acute severe Guillain-Barre patient is emphasised in numerous reports in the literature. However, there are no systematic studies of physiotherapy in Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). This article examines the aetiology, pathology, clinical features, prognosis and treatment of GBS with reference to the physiotherapists’ management of the acute severe patient treated in an intensive care unit.


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