Tagged: GBS

Neurology 101: CSF profiling

Before the lumbar puncture, fluid from the nervous system was extracted via surgical means–often at great risk to the patient, and often with little benefit. When Heinrich Quincke finally described a dramatically safer technique...

The Guillain-Barre Syndrome

I’ll bet you didn’t know it was called the Landry-Guillain-Barre-Strohl syndrome. Now, we’ve simplified it to a dual eponym, the Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)–not unlike the abbreviated title of Lewis-Sumner syndrome. In this week’s episode...