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BARZAGA IBARRA, Ivonne A et al. Rehabilitation of a Patient with Guillain Barré Syndrome. ccm [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.3, pp.946-952. ISSN 1560-4381.

Guillain Barré syndrome is the most common of the polyradiculoneuritis diseases. It is an autoimmune neurological disorder in which the body's immune system affects a part of the peripheral nervous system. Approximately 75% of patients suffer from  an acute (usually respiratory or gastrointestinal) infection prior to the onset of the syndrome. It has a worldwide distribution and can occur at any age, but people between 30 and 50 ages is the most affected one. The early and appropriate rehabilitation intervention favors the prognosis and avoids the disability in a shorter period. A 51-year-old male patient with a history of lumbar disc herniation (asymptomatic) who presented four months before a dyspeptic condition began abruptly with loss of strength in the arms and legs, as well as difficulty in breathing. Guillain Barré Syndrome was diagnosed. The patient required admission to the Intensive Care Unit, although he did not need mechanical ventilation. He began the early rehabilitation at  home, with no motor response and was admitted to the Rehabilitation Service of the Lucía Iñiguez Landín Clinic-Surgical Hospital of Holguín for a multidisciplinary and intensive rehabilitative treatment, satisfactory results were obtained.

Palabras clave : Guillain Barré syndrome; polyradiculoneuritis; rehabilitation; disability.

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