What is Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Guillain-Barre syndrome is a fairly uncommon disorder in which the lining, or myelin sheath, that surrounds the nerves is attacked by the immune system. Guillain-Barre usually begins with numbness, tingling and weakness in the arms and legs. The feelings then spread throughout the body, causing paralysis.

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