Guillain-Barré syndrome or GBS or acute inflammatory polyneuropathy or acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy or infectious polyneuritis is a rare neurological autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system.
Signs and symptoms
- muscle weakness on both sides of the body which can increase in severity over a period of hours to weeks until the person is virtually paralyzed
Treatment and prognosis
If breathing muscles are affected, the person is often put on a ventilator.
Most people make a good recovery from even the most severe cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, although some people continue to have some degree of muscle weakness.
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