Severe polyneuritis following diphteria. Characterised by collapse, vomiting, disturbance of heart rhythm, respiration difficulties, and sometimes albuminuria and paralysis (Landry type).
The term Glanzmann-Saland syndrome has also been used as a synonym for the Guillain-Barré syndrome (acute febrile polyneuritis), but these are separate entities.
- E. Glanzmann, S. Saland:
Seltene postdiphtherische Lähmungen.
Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, Basel, 1935; 16: 2-5.
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