What are the symptoms of Guillain-Barre syndrome?

Symptoms for Guillain-Barre syndrome may begin subtlety with a prickly or tingly feeling in your fingers and toes. However, the symptoms will begin to spread throughout the body in a relatively short amount of time. Eventually, people experience weakness all over their body, which then morphs into paralysis. Other symptoms can include difficulty walking, speaking, moving and breathing.

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a rare condition in which your immune system attacks your nervous system. The first symptoms involve weakness and tingling in your legs. These symptoms can become so bad that you can't use your mus...

cles at all. There is no known cure for GBS but there are therapies that can help you to recover and deal with any complications. You can recover totally or you may have some lingering symptoms for as much as a few years. If someone with GBS becomes totally paralyzed it should be considered a medical emergency.

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