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Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Introduction

Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Guillain-Barré (ghee-yan bah-ray) syndrome is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Guillain-Barre Syndrome Information Page: NINDS) ... more about Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome: A rare progressive form of ascending polyneuropathy believed to be an autoimmune response. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Guillain-Barre Syndrome is available below.

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Guillain-Barre Syndrome

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Guillain-Barre Syndrome

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Prognosis for Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Prognosis for Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Recovery within weeks for many. 30% still have weakness in 3 years. 3% have a relapse. Mortality rate around 3-4%.

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Clinical Trials for Guillain-Barre Syndrome

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Prevention of Guillain-Barre Syndrome

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Article Excerpts about Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barré (ghee-yan bah-ray) syndrome is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Guillain-Barre Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Guillain-Barre Syndrome:

Progressive ascending motor neuron paralysis of unknown etiology, frequently following an enteric or respiratory infection. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A form of peripheral polyneuritis characterized by pain and weakness and sometimes paralysis of the limbs; cause is unknown - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or a subtype of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Guillain-Barre Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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