What Is Gillian Barre Syndrome?


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Gillian barre syndrome is caused by an unknown virus that affects 1 in 10000 people.  Usually people have respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms, once those symptoms have disappeared for a couple of weaks you usually feel numbness and tingling in your fingers and/or toes.  This then leads to paralysis.Some tests can be ordered like a NCV, EMG, CSF, or ECG.  Usually treatment consists of IVIg (immunoglobulin G therapy).  Recovery takes weeks to years.  And weakness can still be felt after 3 years.  I hope this helps.  The topic of guillian barre syndrome is still relatively new to medical professionals and a lot is still unknown.

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