Adynamic ileus in severe Guillain-Barré syndrome

Ted M. Burns, Nicholas D. Lawn, Philip A. Low, Michael Camilleri, Eelco F.M. Wijdicks

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Abstract

Adynamic ileus occurred in 17 of 114 patients (15%) with severe Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Cardiovascular dysautonomia coincided with ileus in only five patients. In four patients, mechanical ventilation and immobilization could be implicated; and in eight patients, preexisting conditions such as prior abdominal surgery or incremental doses of opioids could be linked to ileus. Medical management was successful in all patients. Patients with GBS infrequently develop ileus as a manifestation of dysautonomia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)963-965
Number of pages3
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Volume24
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 30 2001

Keywords

  • Adynamic ileus
  • Dysautonomia
  • Gastrointestinal motility
  • Guillain-Barrésyndrome
  • Opioids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)

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