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Guillain–Barré Syndrome


Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) 101


Guillain-Barré Syndrome - Mayo Clinic


One Man's Experience With Guillain-Barre Syndrome


Guillain-Barré Syndrome - Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment


Teen diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rapid-onset muscle weakness caused by the immune system damaging the peripheral nervous system. The initial symptoms are typically changes in sensation or pain along with muscle weakness, beginning in the feet and hands. This often spreads to the arms and upper body, with both sides being involved. The symptoms develop over hours to a few weeks. During the acute phase, the disorder can be life-threatening, with about 15% developing weakness of the breathing muscles requiring mechanical ventilation. Some are affected by changes in the function of the autonomic nervous system, which can lead to dangerous abnormalities in heart rate and blood pressure.
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