Guillain-Barre syndrome, familial

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Guillain-Barre syndrome, familial

Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy characterized most commonly by symmetric limb weakness and loss of tendon reflexes. It is a putative autoimmune disorder presenting after an infectious illness, most commonly Campylobacter jejuni, a gram-negative bacterium that causes acute enteritis ({13:Yuki and Tsujino, 1995}; {5:Koga et al., 2005}). Approximately 1 in 1,000 individuals develops GBS after C. jejuni infection ({9:Nachamkin, 2001}). Although rare familial cases have been reported, GBS is considered to be a complex multifactorial disorder with both genetic and environmental factors rather than a disorder following simple mendelian inheritance ({3:Geleijns et al., 2004}).
 

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Perception and Multisensory Integration in Neurological Patients Using fMRI
 

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Condition Summary: Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy; Myasthenia Gravis; Stroke; Anosognosia; Asomatognosia

 

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2011

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