Guillain-Barre Syndrome

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. Symptoms of this disorder include muscle weakness, numbness, and tingling sensations, which can increase in intensity until the muscles cannot be used at all. Usually Guillain-Barre syndrome occurs a few days or weeks after a person has had symptoms of a viral infection. Occasionally, surgery or vaccinations will trigger the syndrome. It remains unclear why only some people develop Guillain-Barre syndrome. Most patients recover completely, although some continue to have some degree of weakness.
 

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Ben's Friends

Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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GBS/CIDP Foundation International

To improve the quality of life for individuals and families worldwide affected by GBS, CIDP and variants by: Providing a network for all patients, their caregivers and families so that GBS or CIDP patients can depend on the Foundation for support, and reliable up-to-date information. Providing public and professional educational programs worldwide designed to heighten awareness and improve the understanding and treatment of GBS, CIDP and variants. Expanding the Foundation’s role in sponsoring research and engaging in patient advocacy.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Guillain-Barre Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

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Ben's Friends

Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.

http://www.bensfriends.org

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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GBS/CIDP Foundation International

To improve the quality of life for individuals and families worldwide affected by GBS, CIDP and variants by: Providing a network for all patients, their caregivers and families so that GBS or CIDP patients can depend on the Foundation for support, and reliable up-to-date information. Providing public and professional educational programs worldwide designed to heighten awareness and improve the understanding and treatment of GBS, CIDP and variants. Expanding the Foundation’s role in sponsoring research and engaging in patient advocacy.

http://www.gbs-cidp.org

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Guillain-Barre Syndrome" returned 692 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pain during the acute phase of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
 

Author(s): Shaoli Yao, Hongxi Chen, Qin Zhang, Ziyan Shi, Ju Liu, Zhiyun Lian, Huiru Feng, Qin Du, Jinlu Xie, Weihong Ge, Hongyu Zhou

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(34):e11595.

 

In this study, we tried to describe the characteristics of pain and explore the association between the incidence of pain and abnormal laboratory test results in patients during the acute phase of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS).This retrospective cohort study enrolled 252 patients ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Increased intracranial pressure in Guillain-Barré syndrome: A case report.
 

Author(s): Pan-Pan Zhao, Qian-Kun Ji, Rui-Bin Sui, Rong Zhang, Li-Jun Zhang, Zhi-Xiu Xu, Qing Li, Si-Bei Ji, Jian-Hua Zhao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(30):e11584.

 

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an inflammatory autoimmune demyelinating polyneuropathy that affects most of the peripheral nervous system. Papilledema and raised intracranial pressure (ICP) are seen in some patients, and are thought to be associated with elevated cerebrospinal ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Miller Fisher syndrome, Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis and Guillain-Barré syndrome overlap with persistent non-demyelinating conduction blocks: a case report.
 

Author(s): Angela Puma, Jeanne Benoit, Sabrina Sacconi, Antonino Uncini

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Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) and Bickerstaff's Brainstem Encephalitis (BBE) share some clinical features and a common immunological profile characterized by anti-GQ1b antibodies. Some MFS patients overlap with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) or BBE. We report a patient with MFS, BBE, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Guillain-Barre Syndrome" returned 54 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Beneficial or Harmful Role of Macrophages in Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Experimental Autoimmune Neuritis.
 

Author(s): Donghui Shen, Fengna Chu, Yue Lang, Yunlong Geng, Xiangyu Zheng, Jie Zhu, Kangding Liu

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Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), an immune-mediated demyelinating peripheral neuropathy, is characterized by acute weakness of the extremities and areflexia or hyporeflexia. Experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN) is a common animal model for GBS, which represents a CD4 T cell-mediated ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Dengue fever complicated with Guillain-Barré syndrome: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Chamara Dalugama, John Shelton, Mahendra Ekanayake, Indika Bandara Gawarammana

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Dengue is an arboviral infection classically presenting with fever, arthralgia, headache, and rashes. It is hyperendemic in Sri Lanka and has a major impact on health. Neurological complications of dengue fever are rare but have been reported in the literature.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prevalence of Guillain-Barré syndrome among Zika virus infected cases: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Ludovica Barbi, Antonio Victor Campos Coelho, Luiz Cláudio Arraes de Alencar, Sergio Crovella

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;22(2):137-141.

 

Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emergent flavivirus transmitted mainly through Aedes spp. mosquitoes that is posing challenge to healthcare services in countries experiencing an outbreak. Usually ZIKV infection is mild, but in some cases it has been reported to progress into neurological ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

International Guillain-Barré Syndrome Outcome Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Guillain-Barré Syndrome; Miller Fisher Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017

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Feasibility of Two New Software Modules for the Rehabilitation of Patients With Neuromuscular Upper Limb Impairments
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Stroke; Parkinson Disease; Traumatic Brain Injury; Guillain-Barre Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2017

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Processing Integration in Neurological Patients Using fMRI
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy; Stroke; Anosognosia; Central and Peripheral Neurodegenerative Pathologies; Neuropsychiatric Conditions

 

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2016

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