When is admission to an ICU considered for patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)?

Updated: May 04, 2018
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) should be considered for all patients with labile dysautonomia, a forced vital capacity of less than 20 mL/kg, or severe bulbar palsy. [3, 4] Any patients exhibiting clinical signs of respiratory compromise to any degree also should be admitted to an ICU. [3]


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