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Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder that causes your immune system to attack your peripheral nervous system (PNS). The PNS nerves connect your brain and spinal cord with the rest of your body. Damage to these nerves makes it hard for them to transmit signals. As a result, your muscles have trouble responding to your brain. No one knows what causes the syndrome. Sometimes it is triggered by an infection, surgery, or a vaccination.

The first symptom is usually weakness or a tingling feeling in your legs. The feeling can spread to your upper body. In severe cases, you become almost paralyzed. This is life-threatening. You might need a respirator to breathe. Symptoms usually worsen over a period of weeks and then stabilize.

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  1. Guillain-Barre Syndrome (National Library of Medicine)  
    Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder that causes your immune system to attack your peripheral nervous system (PNS). ...
  2. Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that affects the nerves. Autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system malfunctions and attacks the body' ...
  3. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a serious health problem that occurs when the body's defense (immune) system mistakenly attacks ... Organization for Rare Disorders -- rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/guillain-barre-syndrome
  4. Guillain-Barré Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Guillain-Barre Syndrome/Start Here ... Guillain-Barre Syndrome ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... From the National Institutes of Health ...
  5. Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Menactra Meningococcal Vaccine FAQs (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... that Menactra, the meningococcal vaccine, does not cause Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
  6. Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) and Flu Vaccine (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Guillain-Barre Syndrome/Related Issues
  7. Guillain-Barre Syndrome (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Guillain-Barre Syndrome/Start Here ... Guillain-Barre Syndrome ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  8. Caring for a Child with Guillain-Barré Syndrome or CIDP (GBS/CIDP Foundation International) - PDF  
    Guillain-Barre Syndrome/Children
  9. ClinicalTrials.gov: Guillain-Barre Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Guillain-Barre Syndrome/Clinical Trials ... Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  10. ... in the cerebrospinal fluid Autoimmune disorders , such as Guillain-Barré Syndrome and multiple sclerosis (MS). CSF tests for these ... MD): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Guillain-Barré Syndrome Fact Sheet; [updated 2021 Nov 15; cited 2022 ...
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