Guillain-Barre syndrome

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Guil·lain-Bar·ré Syndrome

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)
(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: Antecedent illness, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Polyradiculoneuropathy.
In late December, Lars was with a rare, sometimes fatal, neurological disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome in which the body's immune system attacks its nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis.
The 30 GBS patients enrolled in the study will be compared to a matched control group of GBS patients treated with IVIg from the International Guillain-Barre Syndrome Outcome Study (IGOS) database.
The typical immune-mediated inflammatory picture which is Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) involves the ascending paralysis clinically, demyelinating features like prolonged latencies and significantly reduced conduction velocities electrophysiologically and albumino-cytological dissociation in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis (3).
[1] The severity of Guillain-Barre Syndrome varies from mild weakness to total paralysis and respiratory failure, sometimes leading to death.
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune condition resulting from damage to the peripheral nervous system following an acute infection or less frequently vaccination.
Medics found he was suffering from food poisoning that caused rare autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome which attacks healthy nerve cells.
It was only later that medical staff discovered the fitness fanatic had been suffering from food poisoning campylobacter - which led to the rare autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Three years after his stroke in 2010, he suffered from Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) which Atienza assured 'turned out to be better.'
The diagnosis was Guillain-Barre syndrome - a rapid-onset condition whereby the immune system attacks the nerves and causes muscle weakness.
To the Editor: Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune disease on the injury of peripheral nerve myelin proteins or axon, of which the acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN) as a subtype is of infrequent and an extremely low incidence after the operation.
The patient was discharged 8 days later with a diagnosis of acute demyelinating polyneuropathy with sensory predominance and probable Guillain-Barre syndrome due to areflexia, hyperproteinorrhachia, and the clinical picture of the infection that occurred 3 weeks earlier.