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Doctor insights on: Is There A Connection Between Guillain Barre Syndrome And Lupus

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Is there a connection between guillain barre syndrome and bells palsy?

Is there a connection between guillain barre syndrome and bells palsy?

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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Guillain Barre Syndrome (Definition)

A disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling ...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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What is the long-term outlook for those with guillain-barre syndrome?

What is the long-term outlook for those with guillain-barre syndrome?

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

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Which peripheral nerves are affected with guillain barre syndrome ?

Which peripheral nerves are affected with guillain barre syndrome ?

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

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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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What is the treatment for guillain barre syndrome?

What is the treatment for guillain barre syndrome?

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

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Can guillain barre syndrome come on right after infection?

Yes, especially GI: Guillain barre syndrome is often preceded by an immune stressor such as an infection. Most classically, it is caused by campylobacter, but associations have been seen with cmv, flu, and many other infections. Often, a clear trigger cannot be identified. ...Read more

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Do all human herpes viruses trigger guillain barre syndrome?

Do all human herpes viruses trigger guillain barre syndrome?

No: Guillain barre syndrome etiology unclear. Association with viral infection and vaccination suspected. Not necessarily all herpes virus cause guillain barre syndrome. ...Read more

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My mom had guillain barre syndrome, can I get that syndrome too?

My mom had guillain barre syndrome, can I get that syndrome too?

No: You can certainly get it , but it is not an inheritable disease. Gb is an autoimmune disease that often follows an infection . It is not common. ...Read more

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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

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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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Are there any tips for learning to walk after paraylisis from guillain barre syndrome?

Are there any tips for learning to walk after paraylisis from guillain barre syndrome?

Neruo rehab.: Seek assistance from physical or occupational therapist trained to rehabilitate individuals recovering from insults to the nervous system. It takes much sweat and tears, however, there is a better potential to regain your potential. ...Read more

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Good place to treat guillain-barre syndrome?

Good place to treat guillain-barre syndrome?

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

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How fully do you expect I will recover from guillain-barre syndrome?

How fully do you expect I will recover from guillain-barre syndrome?

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

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What are the early symptoms of somebody starting to get guillain-barre syndrome?

What are the early symptoms of somebody starting to get guillain-barre syndrome?

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

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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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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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Guillain barre syndrome--what is the reason you get it?

Guillain barre syndrome--what is the reason you get it?

Autoimmune: Our best understanding is that the body's immune system reacts against a new antigen (usually after a viral infection but this isn't always possible to identify). The newly primed immune system then inappropriately attack's the body's nervous system leading to the syndrome. ...Read more

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Can guillain Barre' syndrome lead to mesothelium gravis?

No: These are two discreet clinical entities. One causes demyelination of the peripheral nerve due to an autoimmune response the other causes an antibody mediated response on the acetylcholine receptor on the nerve muscle junction. ...Read more

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How are campylobacteriosis and guillain-barre syndrome different?

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

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Can anyone tell me about the side effect of the 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. ...Read more

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What are the differences between campylobacteriosis and guillain-barre syndrome?

Simple: Guillain-Barre is an acute autoimmune polyneuritis, which may be triggered by a bowel infection, campylobacter jejuni, but also could be triggered by influenza A, and Ebstein-Barr virus. ...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 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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Can physical and speech therapy help with guillain-barre syndrome?

Can physical and speech therapy help with guillain-barre syndrome?

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

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How does getting a plasma exchange help patients with guillain- barre syndrome?

Antibodies in the: Plasma fraction are driving the nerve injury. Remove the immune proteins to arrest the process. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for leg pain after guillain-barre syndrome earlier in the year?

Need medical advice for leg pain after guillain-barre syndrome earlier in the year?

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