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Treatments 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
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 ...Read more
What is the preferred mode of treatment for guillain barre syndrome: immunoglobulin or plasmepheresis?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many treatments of ivig/plasphorosis should a person with guillain barre have? I had 5 of each once.People say I should have more is this true?
I had guillain barre for 10 months and still cannot walk dr told me i had the aman variant of gbs . Drs took 3 weeks to start my treatment. Outcome?
Nerve weakness: There is a variant which causes eye and coordination problems, but outcome should be quite similar in general if timely therapy is initiated. Your description certainly raises a question of chronic guillain-barre, which would do better with ivig once monthly. Suggest you have a followup emg, possible spinal tap, and get a treatment program started. Maybe, a second opinion? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had guillain barre for 11 months and still feel tingling on my feet does it mean that I have the chronic type? How many treatments of ivig?
Let's assess.: If all that persists is tingling, then your healing process has gone well, and soon, that will disappear also. If your weakness were to recur, or your sensory problems magnify, it would be time to get reassessment and a new emg, and even lumbar puncture, as then we could consider cidp. Ivig is not appropriate or helpful for your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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