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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Guillain Barre Syndrome (Overview)

French neurologists described a condition of progressive weakness following an illness. First by guillain and barre then added to by landray and stohl describing more severe forms with respiratory paralysis. Most cases progress up legs to trunk to arms, then slowing recover to normal. Some affect breathing, swallow and facial movement. Some with dizziness and double vision (fisher variant).


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How come I had guillain-barre syndrome, but nobody else in the family has ever had it?

How come I had guillain-barre syndrome, but nobody else in the family has ever had it?

Not familial: Gbs is a postinfectious, immune-mediated disease. Cellular and humoral immune mechanisms probably play a role in its development. Most patients report an infectious illness in the weeks prior to the onset of gbs. Epidemiological studies have failed to demonstrate a familial connection or predilection for the syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
112 doctors shared insights

Guillain Barre Syndrome (Overview)

French neurologists described a condition of progressive weakness following an illness. First by guillain and barre then added to by landray and stohl describing more severe forms with respiratory paralysis. Most cases progress up legs to trunk to arms, then slowing recover to normal. Some affect breathing, swallow and facial movement. Some with dizziness and double vision (fisher variant).


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Neuro docs, please someone read my guillain barre syndrome symptom description & please advise what your thoughts are on possible diagnosis-thank you!

Neuro docs, please someone read my guillain barre syndrome symptom description & please advise what your thoughts are on possible diagnosis-thank you!

Response: Not clear to me why you have "muscle weakness", and your information does not indicate why you wonder about Guillain-Barre. This is far better handled by reviewing your medical profile, which can be done via an INBOX consult or a Concierge virtual visit. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of guillain-barre syndrome?

GBS: Guillain-barre syndrome presents with progressive weakness starting at distal parts of limbs and moving upwards towards the torso. The extremity eventually may become limp. It can also affect the respiratory muscles and the patient my end up on a ventilator in an icu. Other unusual symptoms are changes in heart and blood pressure. ...Read more

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I did a search for diagnosis of some of my symptoms and came up with guillain-barre syndrome. What do doctors look for to diagnose it?

I did a search for diagnosis of some of my symptoms and came up with guillain-barre syndrome. What do doctors look for to diagnose it?

Guillain-Barre syndr: Guillain-barre syndrome is a post-viral disease where antibodies attack the lining of the nerves. The longest nerves get affected first--i.e., the nerves to the hands and feet. You may feel some numbness, but the hallmark sign is weakness, ultimately inability to walk. Symptoms are progressive and ultimately if the diaphragm muscle gets weak you will have trouble breathing. ...Read more

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Neuro drs-newly diagnosed guillain-barre syndrome, pos EBV bloodtest, never had mono, what's the correlation between the two?

Neuro drs-newly diagnosed guillain-barre syndrome, pos EBV bloodtest, never had mono, what's the correlation between the two?

Maybe none: If the correct blood test was done it is possible to fairly accurately time your ebv infection; less than a month ago, 1-3 months ago, more than 6 months ago. If the ebv was more than 3 months before the gbs it is unlikely that they are related. ...Read more

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What are the tests for guillain-barre syndrome?

What are the tests for guillain-barre syndrome?

Guillain-Barre: Is a form of ascending paralysis which has several major forms and can result in long term persistent neurological deficits. There is a recent excellent review of this illness in the new england journal of medicine. Look online. ...Read more

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Think I may have guillain barre syndrome again or what is going on?

Think I may have guillain barre syndrome again or what is going on?

Guillain-Barre: Is a form of ascending paralysis which has several major forms and can result in long term persistent neurological deficits. There is a recent excellent review of this illness in the new england journal of medicine. Look online. ...Read more