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What causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)?

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No one’s sure what causes Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). It could be that some illnesses change your nerve cells in a way that your immune system starts to see them as threats. Others think your immune system forgets which cells it shouldn’t attack.

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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