Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) outbreaks associated with endemic and epidemic infections have increased in recent decades, and the need for standard treatment guidelines is compelling. A new study presents data from a worldwide prospective observational registry, providing insights into current treatment practices and laying the foundations for future clinical trials.
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K.P. has received speaker honoraria and travel funding from Bayer Schering Pharma, Biogen Idec, Celgene, CSL Behring, Grifols and Novartis. R.G. serves on scientific advisory boards for Bayer Schering Pharma, Biogen Idec, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries; has received speaker honoraria from Bayer Schering Pharma, Biogen Idec, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries; serves as editor for Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Diseases and is on the editorial boards of Experimental Neurology and the Journal of Neuroimmunology; and receives research support from Bayer Schering Pharma, Biogen Idec, Genzyme, Merck Serono, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, none of which are related to this manuscript.