Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Prognosis in the acute motor axonal form of Guillain–Barré syndrome
  1. C M Gabriel
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr C M Gabriel
 St Mary’s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK;

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Prognosis in axonal Guillain–Barré syndrome

A primary axonal form of Guillain–Barré syndrome was first described by Feasby and colleagues1 in 1986. Initial indications were that this had a worse prognosis than demyelinating forms of the disease and it was suggested that recovery might require axonal regeneration along the entire length of the nerve fibre. In the intervening years it has become apparent that recovery from acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN) may actually be either rapid or slow. This is confirmed in a paper by Hiraga and colleagues (this issue, pp 719–22),2 and in addition they observed that in patients with slow recovery, clinical improvement to independent …

View Full Text


  • Competing interests: none declared

Linked Articles