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Symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Guillain-Barre Syndrome includes the 30 symptoms listed below:

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NINDS Guillain-Barre Syndrome Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. In many instances, the weakness and abnormal sensations spread to the arms and upper body. These symptoms can increase in intensity until the muscles cannot be used at all and the patient is almost totally paralyzed. In these cases, the disorder is life-threatening and is considered a medical emergency. The patient is often put on a respirator to assist with breathing. Most patients, however, recover from even the most severe cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, although some continue to have some degree of weakness. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Guillain-Barre Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

NIAID Guillain Barre Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Symptoms range from weakness and tingling sensations in the legs to spread to the arms and upper body. While most patients recover with no, or minor, long term effects, total paralysis and the need for ventilatory assist and death can result. (Source: excerpt from NIAID Guillain Barre Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Guillain-Barre Syndrome: NWHIC (Excerpt)

The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. In many instances the weakness and abnormal sensations spread to the arms and upper body. These symptoms can increase in intensity until the muscles cannot be used at all, and the patient is almost totally paralyzed. This may include a temporary distortion of facial appearance as facial muscles become paralyzed. In these cases the disorder is life threatening -- potentially interfering with blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing -- and is considered a medical emergency. The patient is often put on a respirator to assist with breathing and is watched closely for problems such as an abnormal heartbeat, infections, blood clots, and high or low blood pressure. Most patients, however, recover from even the most severe cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome, although some continue to have minor problems. (Source: excerpt from Guillain-Barre Syndrome: NWHIC)

Neuromuscular Diseases: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Tingling in the fingers and toes, general muscle weakness, difficulty breathing, and, in severe cases, paralysis. (Source: excerpt from Neuromuscular Diseases: NWHIC)

Guillain-Barre Syndrome as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, it is also important to consider Guillain-Barre Syndrome as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Guillain-Barre Syndrome may cause:

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Onset and Incubation

Incubation period for Guillain-Barre Syndrome: 1 to 3 weeks after an infection or other event.

Incubation period for Guillain-Barre Syndrome: The disorder can develop over the course of hours or days, or it may take up to 3 to 4 weeks. (Source: excerpt from Guillain-Barre Syndrome: NWHIC)

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This signs and symptoms information for Guillain-Barre Syndrome has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Guillain-Barre Syndrome signs or Guillain-Barre Syndrome symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Guillain-Barre Syndrome symptoms.

 

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