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Guillain Barre Syndrome Medication
GBS treatment : Treatment includes plasmapharesis and IV immunoglobulin therapy ...Read more
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
See below: Any large teaching or community hospital can treat a patient with gbs if they offer the following capabilities: neurologic consultation 7 days/week, a neurologic ICU or med ICU familiar with neurologic patients/complications, ICU pharmacy that can provide ivig 7 days a week and/or Albumin for plasmapheresis 7 days/week, experienced pt, ot, speech & respiratory therapists, and good rehab. That's all. ...Read more
Motor weakness: Guillian-barre is an inflammatory disease of the nerve roots that results in pain and progressive motor weakness. It can cause paralysis, breathing failure and problems with the cardiovascular system. If it is suspected, it should be evaluated and treated emergently. Proper treatment can be lifesaving and result in full or near full recovery. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ascending weakness: 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). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There is no telling how you personally will recover. It depends on the degree of damage done to your nerves and muscles. Some changes may be irreversible. You may want to consult with a neurologist who may suggest nerve congestion study and electromyography to evaluate the degree of damage and the potential for reversal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very Good: Around 80% of people who contract guillain-barre will go on to make a full-recovery and live a normal life. About 10% will have some sort of long-term disability, such as motor or sensory nerve damage or recurrent episodes. Those with recurrent episodes are classified as having chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (cipd). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paresthesias/weak: Guillain-barre can progress very fast but usually starts with strange sensations in the extremities and then weakness that also starts from the extremities, gets more severe affecting trunk. It is critical to get medical attention before the weakness progresses to the diaphragm/muscles of breathing. Rarely (about 5-10%) of the time, these muscles are affected first/early - variant gb. ...Read more
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
Is it possible to have had Guillain Barre syndrome and because of misdiagnosis not be hospitalized?
Unlikely: Most patients with Guillain Barre are very sick and need to be Hospitalisd ...Read more
Do I need to report guillain-barre syndrome as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated?
Guillain-Barre: Some few people who recover may be left with slowly resolving neurologic deficits. This ascending polyneuropathy seldom if ever recurs once resolved. ...Read more
What to do if a friend was recently diagnosed with guillain barre syndrome and i can find nothing about it. Please help.?
Are you sure?: I just entered it in google, and came up with a wealth of good information--from the mayo clinic, wikipedia, the national library of medicine, and the nih. Please try again, and write back if you have a more specific question. It's impossible for us to give entire disease summaries in the limited space available. ...Read more
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