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Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a rare but serious autoimmune disorder that affects the peripheral nervous system. It is usually caused by an acute infectious process. The peripheral nervous system is the portion of the nervous system that is outside the brain and spinal cord.
Autoimmune means the patient's immune system goes wrong and attacks good tissue, which in this case are nerve cells which communicate with muscles. The individual with Guillain-Barre syndrome will initially experience a tingly and numbing sensation in the limbs, as well as weakness in the same areas. If these sensations spread, which they often do, the entire body eventually becomes paralyzed. Typically, person with Guillain-Barre syndrome experiences symptoms start in the lower limbs and eventually spread upwards.
My son (3) was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre a little over three weeks ago. It has been a crazy time and we are searching for more information. He had 4 IVIG treatments, spinal tap and nerve conduction study. Not sure where to look for more…Continue
HiI am a new member and was delighted to received such a warm welcome - Thank you! I am GBS survivor and almost a year down the line I am blessed to be on the road to recovery. I still have side effects, one of which is "shaky hands" do any other…Continue
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my mom was just diagnosed with acute Gillian barre. I've been reading so much but nothing has answered my question. is she automatically doomed down the road ? will she eventually end up in a wheelchair. she's also diabetic and has arthritis,…Continue
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Hi, everyone! I am here on behalf of my brother in law Jim, who recently developed a fast onset of GBS. This is day 29, he is still in a ICU type unit with vent and on second go around of IVIG! He is paralyzed from the neck down. We are wondering…Continue
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