What is the purpose of nerve conduction studies in the diagnosis of 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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Nerve conduction studies (NCS) can be very helpful in the diagnostic workup and prognostic evaluation of patients with suspected GBS. Abnormalities in NCS that are consistent with demyelination are sensitive and represent specific findings for classic GBS. [98]


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