CSF hypocretin levels in Guillain-Barre syndrome and other inflammatory neuropathies NEUROLOGY Nishino, S., Kanbayashi, T., Fujiki, N., Uchino, M., Ripley, B., Watanabe, M., Lammers, G. J., Ishiguro, H., Shoji, S., Nishida, Y., Overeem, S., Toyoshima, I., Yoshida, Y., Shimizu, T., Taheri, S., Mignot, E. 2003; 61 (6): 823-825


CSF hypocretin-1 was measured in 28 Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), 12 Miller-Fisher syndrome, 12 chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and 48 control subjects. Seven GBS subjects had undetectably low hypocretin-1 levels (<100 pg/mL). Hypocretin-1 levels were moderately reduced in an additional 11 GBS, 5 Miller-Fisher syndrome, and 1 CIDP subject. Low levels in GBS occurred early in the disease and were associated with upper CNS level abnormalities.

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