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What is Guillain-Barre syndrome?

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It’s when your body's immune system attacks nerves just as they leave the spinal cord. Symptoms appear and get worse quickly. It can cause paralysis. Early signs include weakness and tingling that often spreads upward into the arms. More severe cases can lead to blood pressure problems, heart rhythm problems, and trouble breathing. However, recovery rates are good when patients receive treatment early.

SOURCES: 

Bromberg M. , June 2005.  Seminars In Neurology

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 

The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Peripheral Neuropathy: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age , October 1, 2002. 

Sghirlanzoni A. , June 2005. Lancet Neurology

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 8, 2018

SOURCES: 

Bromberg M. , June 2005.  Seminars In Neurology

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 

The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Peripheral Neuropathy: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age , October 1, 2002. 

Sghirlanzoni A. , June 2005. Lancet Neurology

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 8, 2018

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