Korean J Neuromuscul Disord.  2020 Jun;12(1):1-4. 10.46518/kjnmd.2020.12.1.1.

Pain in Guillain-Barré Syndrome

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea
  • 2Department of Neurology, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 3Department of Neurology, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Pain in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is known as a common symptom, experienced by about 72% of patients. Various types of pain are associated with GBS, including paresthesia, dysesthesia, radicular pain, meningism, myalgia and visceral pain. Pain in GBS can vary from mild to severe, often under-recognized and poorly managed. This article reviews the various pains associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome and their management.

Keyword

Guillain-Barré syndrome; Pain
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