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A 35-year-old female asked:

My husband suffered from guillian barre syndrome at 16. he recovered with a muscle weakness and slight nerve damage in his calves and feet. what will happen if he contracts the corona virus?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
H/o Guillian Barre: Coronavirus affects the pulmonary system primarily. as with any virus including flu , there are muscle aches and effects in other systems. Prior GB should not put an individual greater risk see statement below. https://www.gbs-cidp.org/a-statement-from-the-gbscidp-foundation-regarding-the-covid-19/ https://www.foxnews.com/media/coronavirus-patient-says-its-been-easier-than-having-a-cold
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
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That being said follow proper precautions, as it is very infectious and can manifest differently in each individual and be serious, but history of GB should not be a significant issue.
Mar 18, 2020
Last updated Nov 23, 2021


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