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Can guillain-barre syndrome be fatal?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. K.C. Brewington
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

In some cases the respiratory muscles can be affected.

In brief: Yes

In some cases the respiratory muscles can be affected.
Dr. K.C. Brewington
Dr. K.C. Brewington
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