Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rapid-onset muscle weakness caused by the immune system damaging the peripheral nervous system. The initial symptoms. The acute immune-mediated polyneuropathies are classified under the eponym Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), after the authors of early descriptions of the. Clinical and demographic characteristics of Guillain-Barre syndrome. Eşref Akıl, Sefer Bulgular: Guillain-Barre Sendromu tanısı alan 36 olgu- nun 22 (%

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Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Call your doctor if you have mild tingling in your toes or fingers that doesn’t seem to be spreading or getting worse. Links between other infections and GBS are less certain. For instance, some people experience only isolated eye-movement or coordination problems; these are thought to be a subtype of Miller Fisher syndrome and have similar antiganglioside antibody patterns.

Rapid hours to weeks [2]. The exact cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome isn’t known.

Axons are wrapped in a sheath of Schwann cells that contain myelin. Complications may include difficulty breathing when the paralysis or weakness spreads to muscles that control breathing. Diabetes mellitus type 1 Hashimoto’s thyroiditis Multiple sclerosis Coeliac disease Giant-cell arteritis Postorgasmic illness syndrome Reactive arthritis.


The damage prevents nerves from transmitting signals to your brain, causing weakness, giillain or paralysis. This machine removes the antibodies from your blood and then returns the blood to your body. Approximately 1 in 6 U. European Journal of Endocrinology. What makes a carb good and what guiillain it bad? Areflexia refers to a condition in which your muscles don’t respond to stimuli as expected.

It results in damage to myelin. Clinical features and diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome in adults.

Guillain-Barre syndrome – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

During this procedure, blood is removed from your body by a machine. Weeks to years for recovery [2].

The exact cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome is unknown. This content does not have an English version. Systemic lupus erythematosus Subacute bacterial endocarditis Rheumatoid arthritis. The Lancet Online first. In the axonal subtype, these antibodies have been shown to bind to gangliosidesa group of substances found in peripheral nerves. Accessed March 16, Respiratory failure may require intubation of the trachea and breathing support through mechanical ventilationgenerally on an intensive care unit.


There are many misconceptions about what panic attacks look and feel like. Retrieved 5 March Since then, close monitoring of cases attributable to vaccination has demonstrated that influenza itself can induce GBS. A nerve conduction velocity NCV test is used to assess nerve damage and dysfunction. In contrast, the axonal variant is mediated by IgG antibodies and complement against the cell membrane covering the axon without direct lymphocyte involvement.

Cerebrospinal fluid analysis through a lumbar spinal puncture and nerve conduction studies are supportive investigations commonly performed in the diagnosis of GBS. The symptoms can progress very rapidly.

On neurological examinationcharacteristic features are the reduced sendtomu of muscles and reduced or absent tendon reflexes hypo- or areflexiarespectively. There is a variation in the rate and extent of recovery. In some people, the disease can become serious in just a few hours.

Sensory symptoms and muscle weakness, often with cranial nerve weakness and autonomic involvement. Your Anxiety Loves Sugar.