Guillain-Barré syndrome

Overview

In Guillain-Barre syndrome, the immune system attacks the nerves.

Symptoms

Symptoms start as weakness and tingling in the feet and legs that spread to the upper body. Paralysis can occur.

Treatments

Special blood treatments (plasma exchange and immunoglobulin therapy) can relieve symptoms. Physical therapy is needed.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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