Learn More About Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Overview

Learn More About Guillain-Barré Syndrome

One of the first steps after a Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) diagnosis is understanding the condition. Diplomat is here to help.

Overview

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a neurological disorder where the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system. These attacks destroy the nerves so they cannot send signals, resulting in difficulty walking and general weakness in the patient’s limbs. In more severe instances, facial muscles and breathing can be affected.

While GBS can be debilitating, the vast majority of patients begin to experience recovery within six weeks. Although many patients experience a degree of ongoing muscle weakness, the risk of relapse is extremely low. The cause is unknown, but many patients have an infection before contracting GBS.

Sources

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

GBS/CIDP Foundation International

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