Name Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
Related to/Also known as Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP)

Landry-Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Symptoms  of GBS
GBS is an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves - those outside the brain and spinal cord. It is characterised by the rapid onset of muscle weakness and loss of sensation, and in serious cases can lead to paralysis of the legs, arms, breathing muscles and face. Recovery usually begins within 2-3 weeks, and only a minority of cases have long-lasting problems.
Types CIDP (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy) is a similar, but longer lasting condition.
Useful national contacts Gain (Guillain-Barré & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies)
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Helpline:  0800 374 803
Online resources Guillain-Barré Syndrome (NHS Choices)
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Guillain-Barré Syndrome (Facial Palsy UK)
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Guillain-Barré syndrome (Contact a Family)
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Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read No Time for Tears: Turning Tragedy into Triumph by Dorris R. Wilcox. Or have a Link opens in new window look in your local library for this book.
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