The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 157–167 | Cite as

Observations on polyradiculo-neuropathy (Landry-Guillain-Barre-Strohl syndrome) in children

  • S. N. Basu

Sumary and Conclusions

One hundred and twenty cases of polyradiculoneuropathy (Landry-Guillain-Barré-Strohl syndrome between the ages of 1 and 17 years have been studied. The maximum number of cases (46 cases or 38.33 per cent) occurred in the age group of 3 to under 6 years. Males were more frequently affected than females., The pattern of involvement was predominantly ascending in nature. The distal group of muscles were observed to be more frequently affected than the proximal muscles. The protein content of the C.S.F. ranged between 60 and 620 mg. per cent in this series. Ninety two patients have recovered fully so far. Of them 80 patients recovered within one year. Forty patients were found to be suffering from ascariasis as well and a further probe on the possible role of ascariasis seems desirable.


Pertussis Anabolic Steroid Poliomyelitis Muscle Power Ascariasis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. N. Basu
    • 1
  1. 1.B.C. Roy Polio ClinicHospital for Crippled ChildrenCalcuttaIndia

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