Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), also known as acute idiopathic polyneuritis and Landry’s ascending paralysis, is an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal chord; it is characterized by the rapid onset of weakness and may be accompanied by paralysis of the limbs, breathing muscles and face.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Fact Sheet
A brief overview of the syndrome, its causes, diagnosis, treatment, research, and additionsal sources of information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Guillain-Barré Syndrome Support Group of the United Kingdom
Information booklets, support groups in other countries, a journal, pages for medical professionals, links and more. Many of the group’s publications are downloadable in Adobe Acrobat format.
Guillain-Barré Syndrome Foundation International
Information about GBS, discussion boards, chatroom, newsletter, and more.
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