Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy is also known as or subsumes Acute motor-sensory axonal neuropathy and Guillain-Barré syndrome. -ed.
Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy is the most frequent pattern of Guillain-Barré syndrome encountered in North America and Europe. In this review, Dr. Soliven of the University of Chicago explains the clinical features, criteria for diagnosis, advances in the pathogenesis, and treatment of acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy. In addition, variants of Guillain-Barré syndrome and related disorders are discussed briefly. This update includes some recent studies on biological markers in this disorder.