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What do I need to know to care for someone with Guillain-Barre syndrome?

The most essential care to give someone with Guillain-Barre syndrome is to get them immediate medical attention. Once the person is under a doctor's supervision, it is important to keep their muscles flexible through gently frequent movement. If the disease has long-term effects, it may be helpful to find psychological support of a therapist to deal with the life changes needed to cope with limited mobility.

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