Guillain-Barré syndrome

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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.[1][2]

Signs and symptoms[edit | edit source]


  • unexplained sensations such as tingling in the feet or hands, or pain

Followed by:

Treatment and prognosis[edit | edit source]

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.[1]

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Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Guillain-Barré Syndrome Information Page". National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  2. "Guillain-Barre syndrome". Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. Retrieved December 20, 2021.