Guillain-Barre Syndrome

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

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.

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.

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Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Guillain-Barre Syndrome" returned 526 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A rare case of Guillain-Barre syndrome following scrub typhus.
 

Author(s): Vishal M Sawale, Sanjay Upreti, Th Suraj Singh, N Biplab Singh, Th Bhimo Singh

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(1):82-3.

 

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2014

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Guillain Barre syndrome in an HIV-1-infected patient after the beginning of combined antiretroviral therapy: an immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome?
 

Author(s): Alessandra Fantauzzi, Maria Anna Digiulio, Eugenio Nelson Cavallari, Gabriella d'Ettorre, Vincenzo Vullo, Ivano Mezzaroma

Journal: New Microbiol.. 2014 Jan;37(1):103-7.

 

HIV-1-associated Guillan-Barre syndrome (hGBS) is an ascendant progressive polyradiculoneuropathy described throughout the course of the viral disease, mainly associated with the acute retroviral syndrome. HGBS is occasionally described in severely immunocompromised subjects in the ...

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2014

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Guillain-Barré syndrome as a cause of acute flaccid paralysis in Iraqi children: a result of 15 years of nation-wide study.
 

Author(s): Jagar Jasem, Kawa Marof, Adnan Nawar, Yosra Khalaf, Sirwan Aswad, Faisal Hamdani, Monirul Islam, Andre Kalil

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Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in the post-poliomyelitis eradication era. This is the first study done to identify the epidemiology, clinical features, and outcome of GBS in Iraqi children over 15 years.

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2013

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The terms "Guillain-Barre Syndrome" returned 40 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Role of Campylobacter jejuni infection in the pathogenesis of Guillain-Barré syndrome: an update.
 

Author(s): Kishan Kumar Nyati, Roopanshi Nyati

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2013 ;2013():852195.

 

Our current knowledge on Campylobacter jejuni infections in humans has progressively increased over the past few decades. Infection with C. jejuni is the most common cause of bacterial gastroenteritis, sometimes surpassing other infections due to Salmonella, Shigella, and Escherichia ...

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2013

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Guillain-Barré syndrome and variants.
 

Author(s): Mazen M Dimachkie, Richard J Barohn

Journal: Neurol Clin. 2013 May;31(2):491-510.

 

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is characterized by rapidly evolving ascending weakness, mild sensory loss, and hyporeflexia or areflexia. Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy was the first to be recognized over a century ago and is the most common form of GBS. Axonal motor ...

Last Updated: 6 May 2013

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Guillain-Barré syndrome.
 

Author(s): Anne D Walling, Gretchen Dickson

Journal: Am Fam Physician. 2013 Feb;87(3):191-7.

 

Guillain-Barré syndrome consists of a group of neuropathic conditions characterized by progressive weakness and diminished or absent myotatic reflexes. The estimated annual incidence in the United States is 1.65 to 1.79 per 100,000 persons. Guillain-Barré syndrome is believed to ...

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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International Guillain-Barré Syndrome Outcome Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Guillain-Barré Syndrome; Miller Fisher Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2013

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Last Updated: 29 Nov 2005

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Regional Citrate Anticoagulation in Plasma Exchange Treatment
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis; Guillain-Barre Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2014

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