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What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

Auto-immune reaction: A triggered auto-immune reaction usually against the myelin of peripheral nerves. In a subset of individuals, the response is also directed at the nerve cells. This causes slowing of nerve conduction and motor weakness classically in an ascending pattern from the legs proximally. The attack may be so dramatic as to cause breathing difficulty requiring a respirator. Treatment options exist. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...Read more

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Guillain barre syndrome connected to eczema?

Guillain barre syndrome connected to eczema?

No connection: There is no relationship between guillain barre syncroe and eczea. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia cause guillian barre syndrome?

Can chlamydia cause guillian barre syndrome?

Not associated: There are associations with influenza a, mononucleosis and other ebstein-barr infections, campylobacter jejuni, and controversial association with some vaccines. It is highly doubtful that chlamydia is a provocateur. ...Read more

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Ramsay hunt syndrome recovery probability?

Ramsay hunt syndrome recovery probability?

Ramsay Hunt Type II: is caused by reactivation of the Varicella or Chickenpox virus in the geniculate ganglion, a collection of of nerve cells & fibers of the Facial Nerve. Prognosis depends on age, competence of immune system, extent & severity of impairments from Facial Nerve damage. Milder cases treated with antiviral medication & steroids within 3 days of symptom onset have a 70-75% chance of recovery. ...Read more

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What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems. ...Read more

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Which person discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)?

Which person discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)?

Crouzon: Crouzon craniofacial dysostosis was described by crouzon in 1912. The genetic cause was not identified until 1994 and the credit goes to a number of different geneticists - reardon and preston independently helped narrow the genetic inheritance to the fgfr2 gene. ...Read more

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What are signs of guillain barre syndrome?

What are signs of guillain barre syndrome?

Acute neuritis: An ascending rapidly progressive weakness then paralysis, starting typically bilaterally in legs, later arms and hands, and later yet issues with swallowing and breathing, often following influenza, but also seen with infectious mono, some GI infections, and could lead to respiratory collapse if not properly treated. ...Read more

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Is pallister killian syndrome curable?

Is pallister killian syndrome curable?

No: Pallister killien is a random defect of the 12th chromosome. It has muliple far reaching effects. It is evidenced by hypotonia, developmental delay, itellectual impairment, coarse features, sparse hair. It is not hereditary. Once a person has it one can only cope with the defect to try to ameliorate the symptoms, ie hearing defects with a hearing aid, etc. ...Read more

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Do vaccines cause guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)?

Do vaccines cause guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)?

No link: No, there is no definitive link between vaccines and gbs in a broad sense. While many have attempted to link the two and the fda follows all vaccines closely to monitor a link - the data has not suggested a link between all major vaccines and gbs. The average risk of someone getting gbs even without getting vaccines is 1 in a few hundred thousand. The risk is the same with vaccines. ...Read more

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What causes guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)?

What causes guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)?

No one knows: Gbs occurs when the bodies immune system attacks the lining or myelin of the nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system. Although it can be associated with things like following surgery or after certain infections, for example it has been seen following campylobacter infection which causes diarrhea, the true cause is unknown. ...Read more

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What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain percentage will develop into systemic lupus. ...Read more

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Can pallister killian syndrome be cured?

See a doctor: I think you mean foster kennedy syndrome in which an enlarging brain tumor obstructs one optic nerve causing atrophy to that nerve, and also causes elevation of the pressure in the brain causing optic nerve edema (papilledema) in the other nerve. This is a rare circumstance which requires immediate attention by a neuro-ophthalmologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What's reye syndrome?

What's reye syndrome?

Acute liver failure: Recognized in the early 60's this pattern of acute liver failure/coma & death often struck kids recovering from the flu or chickenpox. After improving they went through a rapid decline in aleartness & were found to have liver failure.An association with Aspirin products led to almost total elimination it it's use in kids<16yo. It is now rarely if ever seen even at the largest children's hospitals. ...Read more

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Goldenhar syndrome treatment?

Goldenhar syndrome treatment?

Birth defect: Congenital birth defect that affects the development of the ear, nose, mandible, and palate. ...Read more

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Is munchausen syndrome herreitery?

Possibly: There may be some hereditary predisposition. Munchausen syndrome was reported in two brothers, two twins and couple families. ...Read more

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What's it like to live with guillain barre syndrome?

Usually acute: Gbs is an ascending weakness of first legs, later arms, and bilateral face, usually following an infection, which can cause difficulty breathing, but if treated in timely fashion with ivig or plasmapheresis, should stabilize, reverse and recover. If chronic cidp develops, will respond very well to ivig. ...Read more

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What are risk factors for Guillian barre syndrome?

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What are risk factors for Guillian barre syndrome?

GBS: Anyone can develop GBS, but people over 50 yrs. age are more at risk. It develops several days/weeks after having diarrhea or respiratory infection, with most common cause being a bacterium called Campylobacter, & some cases follow the Flu or Epstein Barr virus infection, and rarely after vaccination. ...Read more

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Can guillain-barre syndrome be fatal?

Can guillain-barre syndrome be fatal?

Yes: Guillain barre causes ascending paralysis. If the paralysis gets to the muscle of breathing, then breathing may stop. Some patients need to be on a ventilator to save their lives. If the paralysis happens too quickly or ventilation is not available, the patient will die. However, if full support is provided, full recovery is expected back to normal. ...Read more

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