A Case of Combined Korean Medicine Treatment for Recurrent Limb Weakness after Guillain-Barré Syndrome Improvement: Case Report

길랑바레 증후군 호전 이후 재발한 사지무력 증상에 대한 한방 복합치료 1예: 증례보고

  • Park, Song-Mi (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Dong-eui University) ;
  • Cho, Sung-Woo (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Dong-eui University)
  • 박송미 (동의대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 조성우 (동의대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2019.09.12
  • Accepted : 2019.10.10
  • Published : 2019.10.31


The objective of this study is to propose Korean Medicine treatment for recurrent limb weakness after Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) improvement by intraveinous immunoglobulin, and to report its effectiveness. Manual muscle test (MMT), Korean modified Bathel index (K-MBI), and tendon reflex were used to evaluate the patient. The patient was improved hip joint, knee joint, ankle joint MMT from grade 3-/3- to grade 5/5 and in the upper limb the patient can do big joint exercise but cannot do micromovement like writing or using cell phone. When discharge date the patient's wrist joint MMT grade is improved grade 5-/5- to grade 5/5. The K-MBI score is improved from 71 to 86 and there was a big change in walking and chair/bed transfer, there was no change in tendon reflex. This study suggests that Korean Medicine can be effective for patients who have recurrent limb weakness after GBS improvement.


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