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Does Guillain-Barre syndrome run in families?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Guillain-Barre syndrome is an acute autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks the lining of the nerves. Guillain-Barre syndrome is not hereditary and you cannot catch it from someone else. No one knows what causes the disease, but it does not appear to run in families.

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