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Table 1 Key diagnostic criteria and Brighton case definitions for Guillain-Barre’ syndrome [9]

From: Guillaine-barre syndrome; a rare complication of melioidosis. a case report

Diagnostic criteria Level of diagnostic certainty
1 2 3
Bilateral and flaccid weakness of limbs + + +
Decreased or absent deep tendon reflexes in weak limbs + + +
Monophasic course and time between onset-nadir 12 h to 28 days + + +
CSF cell count <50/ml + +/−a -
CSF protein concentration > normal value + +/−a -
NCS findings consistent with one of the subtypes of GBS + +/− -
Absence of alternative diagnosis for weakness + + +
  1. NCS nerve conduction studies, CSF Cerebro-spinal fluid
  2. aIf CSF is not collected or results not available, nerve electrophysiology results must be consistent with the diagnosis Guillain-Barre’ syndrome