Guillain-Barre Syndrome Overview
What is Guillain-Barre syndrome?
A person with Guillain-Barre syndrome has a rare disorder of the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. Guillain-Barre syndrome results in worsening weakness, which starts in the arms and legs, and spreads to the trunk. The cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome is unknown. About 85 percent of patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome make a complete neurologic recovery.
What are the symptoms of Guillain-Barre syndrome?
Symptoms of Guillain-Barre syndrome include muscle weakness that starts in the legs and spreads to the arms. Symptoms may include leg weakness, hand weakness, arm weakness, facial weakness, shoulder pain, back pain, and leg pain. Severe symptoms include slurred speech and difficulty breathing.
How does the doctor treat Guillain-Barre syndrome?
Treatment for Guillain-Barre syndrome includes plasmapheresis, immunoglobulins, physical therapy, and mechanical ventilation.
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