Table 1

Characteristics of patients admitted with confirmed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) to the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, 2001–2012, according to GBS subtype. Mean (SD) values are given for continuous variables and n (%) for discrete variables

CharacteristicGuillain-Barré syndrome subtype
AIDPAMANAMSANMiller-Fisher
Number1191065
Age52 (21)39 (24)60 (9.5)47 (18)
Gender
 Women43 (36)2 (20)4 (67)2 (40)
 Men76 (64)8 (80)2 (33)3 (60)
Season
 Winter38 (32)4 (40)3 (50)3 (60)
 Spring30 (25)2 (20)2 (33)0 (0)
 Summer21 (18)2 (20)1 (17)1 (20)
 Autumn30 (25)2 (20)0 (0)1 (20)
Prodrome
 Respiratory16 (13)0 (0)3 (50)3 (60)
 Diarrhoea13 (11)5 (50)1 (17)0 (0)
 Other4 (3)1 (10)0 (0)0 (0)
 Unknown86 (72)4 (40)2 (33)2 (40)
Length of Stay21 (22)30 (36)47 (52)8 (6)
  • AMAN, acute motor axonal neuropathy; AMSAN, acute motor sensory axonal neuropathy.