Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1975;18(6):457-462.
Published online June 30, 1975.
The Clinical Study of Guillain-Barre Syndrome in Children
W.H. Rhee, Y.K. Jang, D.H. Ahn, K.C. Sohn
Department of Pediatrics, N.M.C.
소아의 Guillain-Barr6증후군에 대한 임상적 고찰
이원희, 장영기, 안돈희, 손근찬
국립의료원 소아과
The studies on the 31 cases, diagnosed as Guillain-Barre syndrome in pediatric department at NMC from Jan. 1963 to Dec. 1974 are reviewed. The results are followings: 1) The sex ratio of male to female is 5: 1. The most prevalent age is 3~6 years. 2)There is no definite decreasing tendency in yearly distribution and summer was the most prevalent season. 3) The overage of the hospitalizaticn was around 25~30 days and 60% of the cases had preceding disease, most of them were U.R.I. 4)The 35% of cases had muscle weakness or paralysis and 43% had muscle aches as the C.C. at the time of admission. 5) Most of the case showed evidence of limb paralysis within 5 days after the onset of preceding ill-ness and the recovery was faster in paralysis of upper limb than lower one and it took avg. 4 mo. for complete recovery. 6)The CSF exam revealed, most of the cases had normal cell count but the only 30% of them had normal protein level. 7)The steroid therapy was started within 5days after admission in 26 cases (1mg/kg in dosage) and good result was obtained in 85% cases. 8)The recovery rate was 77% and death rate was 10%, 3 cases.

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