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Is There A Connection Between Guillain Barre Syndrome And Lupus
Yes: The famous c miller fisher described facial paresis with ataxia and areflexia as a variant of guillain barre. This fisher variant is rare but well known. ...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 more
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 more
Affected nerves are:: Any peripheral sensory-motor branch of nerves that affect the anterior musculature of the leg and foot. Becuase gb causes upper motor nerve disruption of muscular function, the most affected nerves are those in the lower leg and foot that are part of the "swing" phase of gait, namely the extensor muscle of the foot and anterior tibialis muscle. The nerve roots affected are l3-l4-l5-s1. ...Read more
See below:: Treatment of guillain-barré syndrome may include plasma exchange (plasmapheresis) and high-dose immunoglobulin therapy. A respirator may be used if the patient requires assistance to breathe. Physical therapy can begin after the patient recovers limb control.The recovery period: a few weeks or as long as a few years. About 30% may suffer from residual weakness after 3 years. ...Read more
Guillain-barre syndrome----what are common neuropathy symptoms? Is isolated sensations to one side of the body common?
Numbness: Guillain-barre syndrome is a demylinating disease of the nerves and causes numbness, weakness and can progress to paralysis. The condition usually improves over time. The condition can affect only a few nerves and only one side of the body but is usually bilateral and ascends up the body. ...Read more
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
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
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 more
GBS treatment : Treatment includes plasmapharesis and IV immunoglobulin therapy ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Campylobacteriosis: Is the bacterial infection that can, very rarely, lead to a neurologic disease, guillain-barre syndrome (gbs) that causes demyelination and neuronal issues with subsequent weakness. The bacteriosis is only the bacterial infection, where gbs is the neurologic aftermath people can get from possibly autoimmune attack on there nerves. ...Read more
Positive attitude...: Try to be as positive as you can! ...Read more
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
Speech therapy & GBS:
Speech therapy can be very helpful to improve speech and promote safe swallowing in patients who have significant weakness of the tongue, palate and throat, or who have had a tracheostomy.
Physical therapy can also be very helpful to attempt to minimize physical function deficits and prevent muscle wasting and joint contractures. ...Read more
Antibodies in the: Plasma fraction are driving the nerve injury. Remove the immune proteins to arrest the process. ...Read more
See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more
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