Guillain-Barre syndrome

Guillain-Barre syndrome (also called GBS) belongs to the group of auto immune diseases and is a rare disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the own nerves located outside the brain and spinal cord.
Typically, both sides of the body are involved.  First symptoms of Guillain-Barré syndrome are muscle weakness respectively pain, numbness, and tingling which often begin in the legs or back. Those symptoms may spread to the arms, upper body, and face.
Other symptoms may include problems with speech, vision, swallowing, bladder control and digestion. Guillain-Barré syndrome develop quickly and cause paralysis and other serious or life-threatening problems, such as breathing problems and an abnormal blood pressure or heart rate.

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