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What are the differences between multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barré syndrome?

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Each condition affects a different part of your nervous system. Multiple sclerosis affects the brain and spinal cord, while Guillain- Barré affects the nerves outside those areas.

From: Guillain-Barré Syndrome and MS WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Capello, E. , March 2000. European Journal of Neurology

CDC: "Guillain-Barrè Syndrome and Flu Vaccine," "Zika and Guillain-Barrè Syndrome."

Etemadifar M. , 2012. Autoimmune Diseases

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Long-Term Treatments," "Treating Multiple Sclerosis Relapses."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Guillain-Barrè Syndrome Fact Sheet," "Multiple Sclerosis: Hope Through Research."

National MS Society: "Medications," "Multiple Sclerosis FAQs," "MS Symptoms," "Numbness or Tingling," "What Causes MS?"

Nemours Foundation: "Guillain-Barrè Syndrome."

University of California, San Francisco: "About Multiple Sclerosis."

World Health Organization: "Guillain-Barrè Syndrome."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 7, 2018

SOURCES:

Capello, E. , March 2000. European Journal of Neurology

CDC: "Guillain-Barrè Syndrome and Flu Vaccine," "Zika and Guillain-Barrè Syndrome."

Etemadifar M. , 2012. Autoimmune Diseases

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Long-Term Treatments," "Treating Multiple Sclerosis Relapses."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Guillain-Barrè Syndrome Fact Sheet," "Multiple Sclerosis: Hope Through Research."

National MS Society: "Medications," "Multiple Sclerosis FAQs," "MS Symptoms," "Numbness or Tingling," "What Causes MS?"

Nemours Foundation: "Guillain-Barrè Syndrome."

University of California, San Francisco: "About Multiple Sclerosis."

World Health Organization: "Guillain-Barrè Syndrome."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 7, 2018

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