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Can you die from guillain-barre syndrome?

Can you die from guillain-barre syndrome?

Yes: This is a rapid onset paralysis of muscles starting in the legs and rapidly involving upper trunk and breathing in the worst cases. You could die from inability to breathe. If this is occurring, get to the er as fast as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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 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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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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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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What are the common symptoms of guillain-barre?

What are the common symptoms of guillain-barre?

Weakness: A relatively rare condition usually starting with progressive weakness of the lower extremities and weakness of facial muscles. Or other cranial nerves. It can spread to upper extremities and involve respiratory muscles. Pain is also a common feature of the affected muscles. Other sensory symptoms and bladder problems are uncommon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of guillain-barre syndrome?

What are the symptoms of guillain-barre syndrome?

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

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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 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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How are the classic symptoms of guillain barre syndrome like?

How are the classic symptoms of guillain barre syndrome like?

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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How to know if I have guillain-barre syndrome or something else?

Response: Why did you ask this question? Do you have progressive ascending weakness which has started a few days ago? If so, get to a hospital ASAP, you are at risk. Sorry, I have no clue what "something else" is!! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: guillain barre syndrome?

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 more

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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

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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 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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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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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

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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

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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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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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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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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