Electromyographic Findings in Guillain-Barré Syndrome Patients

Naeemullah Bullo *

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Jinnah Sindh Medical University Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Junaid Ahmed Shaikh

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Munir Afzal

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Suneel Kumar

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Meraj Fatima

Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Dileep Kumar

Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical College Lyari Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Objective: To determine electromyographic findings in Guillain-barré syndrome patients.

Setting and Duration Study: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in the Neuromedicine departments of tertiary care Hospital JPMC, from1st February 2020 to 30th July 2021.

Materials and Methods: GBS was diagnosed according to the diagnostic criteria from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in 1990. All patients gave consent to and underwent electromyographic assessment with a Keypoint evoked muscle potential equipment at admission and 2, 3, and 6 months post disease onset. The records of the patients were anonymized and deidentified before analysis.

Results: The Age range in this study was from 13 to 70 years with a mean age of 36.58±16.0 years. 63% of patients were of male gender and 37% of patients were female. The frequency of Electromyographic findings were acute demyelinating polyneuropathy in 73% of cases, acute sensorimotor axonal polyneuropathy 14% of cases, acute motor xonal polyneuropathy 12% of cases and acute sensory polyneuropathy 1% case.

Conclusion: The electromyography plays a role to diagnose GBS but along with this NCV and CSF analysis are also helpful in diagnosis and prognosis prediction.

Keywords: Guillain-barré syndrome, electromyographic, autoimmune disorder

How to Cite

Bullo, N., Shaikh, J. A., Afzal, M., Kumar, S., Fatima, M. and Kumar, D. (2022) “Electromyographic Findings in Guillain-Barré Syndrome Patients”, Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 34(35B), pp. 6–13. doi: 10.9734/jpri/2022/v34i35B36167.


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