Heterotopic ossification in Guillain-Barré syndrome: Incidence and effects on functional outcome with long-term follow-up

Gabi Zeilig, Harold P. Weingarden, Richard Levy, Inbal Peer, Avi Ohry, Nava Blumen

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Abstract

Objective: To define the incidence, effects on functional abilities, and possible causation of heterotopic ossification (HO) in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) patients admitted for inpatient rehabilitation. Design: Long-term prospective study on neurologic and functional outcome of GBS patients admitted for rehabilitation. Setting: Rehabilitation department, inpatient and outpatient, within a university-affiliated medical center. Participants: All GBS patients admitted for rehabilitation and followed for a minimum of 3 years. Interventions: Not applicable. Main Outcome Measures: Presence of HO, factors that may be etiologically significant, and effects on functionality. Data included: medical interventions, Disability Grading Scale, need for assisted ventilation, electrodiagnostic findings, autonomic function, standard neuro-musculo-skeletal evaluation, and hospital length of stay. Results: Four (6%) of 65 patients had HO, 24 of whom required mechanical ventilation. All had decreased range of motion in the involved hips that affected mobility. Conclusions: Even though it has been rarely reported, HO does occur in GBS and affects functional outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-95
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume87
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Ossification, heterotopic
  • Rehabilitation
  • Treatment outcome

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