Are there any complications to Guillain-Barre syndrome?

The aggressive nature of Guillain-Barre syndrome leads to a high risk of complications in the early stages. If the progress of the disease is not monitored, paralysis can spread to the heart and the muscles controlling breathing. Even with treatment, there may be long-term problems with coordination, flexibility, and numbness.

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