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Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a rare disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. It is characterized by rapid-onset muscle weakness and paralysis throughout the body. Symptoms can range from mild tingling and weakness in the legs to complete paralysis. In severe cases, the disorder can affect breathing and other vital functions. Treatment typically involves supportive care and immunoglobulin therapy, which helps to reduce the severity of symptoms.

  • acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • arm paresthesia
  • dyspnea
  • thigh muscle weakness
  • upper arm muscle weakness
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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