Dysautonomia in Guillain-Barré syndrome with dorsal root ganglioneuropathy, wallerian degeneration, and fatal myocarditis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An acute Guillain-Barré syndrome presenting as dysautonomia is described in a 12-year-old boy. The patient died of intractable cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac failure. A severe myocarditis with destruction of dorsal root ganglion cells and wallerian degeneration of dorsal roots and peripheral nerves was apparent postmortem. Segmental demyelination and inflammatory cellular infiltrations were not present at these sites.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hodson, AK; Hurwitz, BJ; Albrecht, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 88 - 95

PubMed ID

  • 6712198

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0364-5134

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ana.410150116


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States