Albumin levels as a biomarker for second Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment in Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)

ConclusionsWhen considering a second course of IVIG treatment, serum albumin levels may be considered a biomarker as part of the decision algorithm.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 23 March 2020Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Monojit Debnath, Madhu Nagappa, Debprasad Dutta, Pinku Mani Talukdar, Manjula Subbanna, Venkataram Shivakumar, Rahul Wahatule, Sanjib Sinha, Parayil Sankaran Bindu, Sundar Periyavan, G.S. Umamaheswara Rao, Malathi Anil Kumar, Arun B. Taly
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