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What is Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)?
Guillain-Barré (Ghee-yan Bah-ray) Syndrome is an intemperate disorder of the incidental nerves outside the brain and spinal cord.
GBS also called:
1. Acute Incendiary Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
2. Landry’s Ascending Paralysis
GBS is indicate by the rapid onset of numbness, weakness, and often paralysis of the legs, arms, breathing muscles, and face. Deflation is climbing meaning that it movement up the extremity from fingers and toes towards the torso. Loss of reflexes, such as the knee jerk, are usually found.
What causes GBS?
The cause is unknown. We do know that about 50% of cases occur shortly after a microbial epidemic (viral or bacterial), some as simple and common as the flu or food poisoning. Some assumption offer an automate trigger, in which the patient’s defence structure of preventive and white blood cells are called into action against the body, damaging myelin (nerve covering or insulation), dominate to numbness and weakness.
How is GBS diagnosed?
To confirm a GBS diagnosis, two tests may be performed:
1. A lumbar puncture looking for elevated fluid protein
2. Electrical test of nerve and muscle function