Source: Mayo Clinic
Guillain-Barre syndrome is an uncommon inflamatory disorder in which your body's immune system attacks your nerves, typically causing severe weakness and numbness that usually starts in your extremities and quickly worsens. Eventually your whole body can become paralyzed, even the muscles used for breathing.
The exact cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome is unknown, but it sometimes is trigerred by a respiratory infection or the stomach flu. Luckily, this potentially deadly disorder is relatively rare, occuring worldwide in only one or two per 100,000. All age groups can be affected, but it occurs most often in young adults and the elderly.
In its most severe form, Guillain-Barre syndrmoe is a medical emergency requiring hospitalization. About 30 percent of the people who have the disorder will temporarily need the help of a machine to breathe.
There is no cure for the disorder, but several treatments can ease symptoms and reduce the duration of the illness. Most people recover completely from even the most severe cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome.
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