Acoustic nerve conduction abnormalities in Guillain-Barré syndrome

Kevin R. Nelson, Robin L. Gilmore, Andrew Massey

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We recorded brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) in two patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). One patient was acutely deaf with total absence of BAEP waveforms indicative of acoustic nerve conduction block. Hearing improved during early convalescence, and there were prolonged wave I latencies. Normal BAEPs were recorded on recovery. A second patient had bilaterally prolonged wave I latencies. These BAEP findings suggest that acoustic nerve conduction abnormalities from demyelination may occur in GBS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1263-1266
Number of pages4
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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