Is inpatient rehabilitation required 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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Estimates suggest that approximately 40% of patients who are hospitalized with GBS require inpatient rehabilitation. Unfortunately, no long-term rehabilitation outcome studies have been conducted, and treatment is often based on experiences with other neurologic conditions. The goals of the therapy programs are to reduce functional deficits and to target impairments and disabilities resulting from GBS.


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