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What is the role of the immune system in the development of Guillain-Barre syndrome?

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If you have Guillain-Barre syndrome your immune system -- the body's defense against germs -- attacks the nerves that control muscles in your legs and sometimes your arms and upper body. You'll have weakness because of this, which can sometimes be severe. 

From: What Are Autoimmune Disorders? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Goldman, L. Saunders, 2007. Firestein, G. W.B. Saunders Company, 2008.

Cecil Medicine, Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology,

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 14, 2018

SOURCES: Goldman, L. Saunders, 2007. Firestein, G. W.B. Saunders Company, 2008.

Cecil Medicine, Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology,

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 14, 2018

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