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How long is the recovery period for Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)?

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GBS usually lasts between 14 and 30 days. After that, it may take a while for you to feel like yourself again. You may still feel weak and need a wheelchair or walker to get around. You may have physical therapy to build up your strength . A small number of people also have permanent nerve damage.

If your symptoms last longer than 30 days, you may be have a chronic form of GBS called chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy that needs more aggressive treatment.

From: What Is Guillain-Barre Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “About Zika Virus Disease Q&A,” “Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Flu Vaccine.”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Guillain-Barre Syndrome Fact Sheet.”

Nemours Foundation: “Guillain-Barre Syndrome.”         

Newswanger, D. May 15, 2004. American Family Physician,

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 9, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “About Zika Virus Disease Q&A,” “Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Flu Vaccine.”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Guillain-Barre Syndrome Fact Sheet.”

Nemours Foundation: “Guillain-Barre Syndrome.”         

Newswanger, D. May 15, 2004. American Family Physician,

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 9, 2018

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