A 48-year-old male has a new diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome. Which of the following processes underlies?

A 48-year-old male has a new diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome. Which of the following processes underlies the deficits that accompany the degeneration of myelin in his peripheral nervous system?

A. The autoimmune destruction of upper motor neurons.

B. An overall depletion of dopamine.

C. Destruction of ACh receptors.

D. Acute demyelinating polyneuropathy, with weakness/paralysis moving distal to proximal.

2 Answers

Relevance
  • Fred S
    Lv 5
    8 years ago
    Best Answer

    I think its D, is certainly presents with a progressive weakness from the feet upwards and when the diaphragm becomes involved the patient may need a ventilator to breath.

  • 4 years ago

    7

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.