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What is Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)?

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a problem with your nervous system. It can cause muscle weakness, reflex loss, and numbness or tingling in parts of your body. It can lead to paralysis, which is usually temporary.

Most people recover, even those with severe cases. In fact, 85% of people with GBS make a full recovery within 6 to 12 months. Once you get better, the chance of it returning is very small.

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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