The first symptoms of Guillain-Barré syndrome include
tingling in the fingers and toes and weakness in the arms and legs that may
appear several days or weeks after a respiratory or gastrointestinal infection.
Tingling is a very common symptom that may be caused by a wide variety of
medical problems. But after muscle weakness develops in addition to tingling,
GBS becomes a more likely cause of these symptoms. Tingling and weakness may
spread to the arms and upper body. GBS can become life-threatening if weakness
spreads to muscles that control breathing, heart rate, and blood
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Muscle weakness caused by GBS often gets worse over 1 to
4 weeks before it stabilizes and then gradually improves. In some people,
symptoms continue to get worse for up to 3 months.
There are different forms of
GBS, but symptoms are often a lot alike. Most GBS symptoms are caused by damage
to nerve coverings (demyelination). This causes problems
with how messages travel between the brain and the rest of the body.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 22, 2010
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