Guillain-Barre syndrome

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Guil·lain-Bar·ré Syndrome

 (gē-yăn′bə-rā′)
n.
A temporary inflammation of the nerves, causing pain, weakness, and paralysis in the extremities and often progressing to the chest and face. It typically occurs after recovery from a viral infection or, in rare cases, following immunization for influenza.

[After Georges Guillain (1876-1961) and Jean Alexandre , Barré (1880-1967), French neurologists.]
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Guillain-Barré syndrome

(French ˌɡije ˈbareɪ)
n
(Pathology) an acute neurological disorder, usually following a virus or bacterial infection, that causes progressive muscle weakness and partial paralysis
[C20: named after Georges Guillain (1876–1961) and Jean Alexandre Barré (1880–1967), French neurologists]
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Noun1.Guillain-Barre syndrome - a form of peripheral polyneuritis characterized by pain and weakness and sometimes paralysis of the limbs; cause is unknown
multiple neuritis, polyneuritis - inflammation of many or all of the peripheral nerves (as in leprosy)
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Guil·lain-Bar·ré syn·drome

n. Guillan-Barré, síndrome de, enfermedad neurológica rara que se evidencia por parálisis ascendente que comienza por las extremidades y puede llegar rápidamente a los músculos respiratorios en dos o tres semanas causando fallo respiratorio.
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Keywords: Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Acute motor axonal neuropathy, Acute motor sensory axonal neuropathy, Fisher syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP) is the most common variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome in the United States.
Second, because of the clinical similarity between AFM and other neurologic conditions such as idiopathic transverse myelitis and acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy subtype of Guillain-Barre syndrome, cases might be misdiagnosed and not reported to state and local health departments.

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