Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. Symptoms of this disorder include muscle weakness, numbness, and tingling sensations, which can increase in intensity until the muscles cannot be used at all. Usually Guillain-Barre syndrome occurs a few days or weeks after a person has had symptoms of a viral infection. Occasionally, surgery or vaccinations will trigger the syndrome. It remains unclear why only some people develop Guillain-Barre syndrome. Most patients recover completely, although some continue to have some degree of weakness.
 

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Ben's Friends

Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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GBS/CIDP Foundation International

To improve the quality of life for individuals and families worldwide affected by GBS, CIDP and variants by: Providing a network for all patients, their caregivers and families so that GBS or CIDP patients can depend on the Foundation for support, and reliable up-to-date information. Providing public and professional educational programs worldwide designed to heighten awareness and improve the understanding and treatment of GBS, CIDP and variants. Expanding the Foundation’s role in sponsoring research and engaging in patient advocacy.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Guillain-Barre Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

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Ben's Friends

Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.

http://www.bensfriends.org

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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GBS/CIDP Foundation International

To improve the quality of life for individuals and families worldwide affected by GBS, CIDP and variants by: Providing a network for all patients, their caregivers and families so that GBS or CIDP patients can depend on the Foundation for support, and reliable up-to-date information. Providing public and professional educational programs worldwide designed to heighten awareness and improve the understanding and treatment of GBS, CIDP and variants. Expanding the Foundation’s role in sponsoring research and engaging in patient advocacy.

http://www.gbs-cidp.org

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Guillain-Barre Syndrome" returned 650 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Increased rates of Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with Zika virus outbreak in the Salvador metropolitan area, Brazil.
 

Author(s): Ashley R Styczynski, Juliane M A S Malta, Elisabeth R Krow-Lucal, Jadher Percio, Martha E Nóbrega, Alexander Vargas, Tatiana M Lanzieri, Priscila L Leite, J Erin Staples, Marc X Fischer, Ann M Powers, Gwong-Jen J Chang, P L Burns, Erin M Borland, Jeremy P Ledermann, Eric C Mossel, Lawrence B Schonberger, Ermias B Belay, Jorge L Salinas, Roberto D Badaro, James J Sejvar, Giovanini E Coelho

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In mid-2015, Salvador, Brazil, reported an outbreak of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), coinciding with the introduction and spread of Zika virus (ZIKV). We found that GBS incidence during April-July 2015 among those ≥12 years of age was 5.6 cases/100,000 population/year and increased ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Guillain-Barré syndrome: celebrating a century.
 

Author(s): Marcos R G de Freitas, Cecília M Vidal, Marco Orsini

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2017 Aug;75(8):600-603.

 

A hundred years ago, Guillain, Barré and Strohl described a syndrome with a predominant motor acute or subacute polyneuritis, albumin-cytologic dissociation in the cerebrospinal fluid, and a benign course. Before them, many other authors, such as Landry, Duménil, Osler, and Grainger ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Polyspecific antibodies without persisting antigen in multiple sclerosis, neurolupus and Guillain-Barré syndrome: immune network connectivity in chronic diseases.
 

Author(s): Hansotto Reiber

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2017 Aug;75(8):580-588.

 

The polyspecific antibody synthesis in multiple sclerosis (MS) gained diagnostic relevance with the frequent combination of measles-, rubella- and varicella zoster antibodies (MRZ-antibody reaction) but their pathophysiological role remains unknown. This review connects the data for ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Guillain-Barre Syndrome" returned 48 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Guillain Barré syndrome and diabetic acido-ketotic decompensation during pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): Lilia Affes, Mouna Elleuch, Fatma Mnif, Faten Hadj Kacem, Dhouha Ben Salah, Mouna Mnif, Nadia Charfi, Nabila Rekik, Mohamed Abid

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A 27-year-old pregnant woman was admitted to the resuscitation department with severe spontaneous acute ketoacidosis as early symptom of type 1 diabetes. The patient underwent resuscitation and insulin treatment with good clinical and biological evolution. On day 4, the patient had ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Zika Virus Infection as a Cause of Congenital Brain Abnormalities and Guillain-Barré Syndrome: Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Fabienne Krauer, Maurane Riesen, Ludovic Reveiz, Olufemi T Oladapo, Ruth Martínez-Vega, Teegwendé V Porgo, Anina Haefliger, Nathalie J Broutet, Nicola Low,

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The World Health Organization (WHO) stated in March 2016 that there was scientific consensus that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was a cause of the neurological disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and of microcephaly and other congenital brain abnormalities based on rapid evidence ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Mild form of Guillain-Barré syndrome in a patient with primary Epstein-Barr virus infection.
 

Author(s): Se Yong Kim, Kang-Won Choe, Sehhoon Park, Doran Yoon, Chan-Young Ock, Seung Wook Hong, Jung Yeon Heo

Journal: Korean J. Intern. Med.. 2016 Nov;31(6):1191-1193.

 

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sCD163 as a Potential Biomarker in Guillain- Barré Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Guillain-Barre Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2015

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International Guillain-Barré Syndrome Outcome Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Guillain-Barré Syndrome; Miller Fisher Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017

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Feasibility of Two New Software Modules for the Rehabilitation of Patients With Neuromuscular Upper Limb Impairments
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Stroke; Parkinson Disease; Traumatic Brain Injury; Guillain-Barre Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2017

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