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Guillain Barre Syndrome


Guillain-Barre syndrome is the disease in which immune system is attacked peripheral nervous system of brain. This syndrome is discovered by Georges Guillain, Jean Alexandre Barré, and Andre Strohl. Therefore, this disease is known as Guillain-Barre syndrome. Guillain-Barre syndrome is affected on both male as well as female. This is one type of mental disease.

Causes of Guillain Barre syndrome

  • Respiratory infection may be cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome.
  • Damaged myelin sheath which is protective covering of nerve is main cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome.
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome is also caused by viral hepatitis.
  • Bacterial infection. is as well reason of Guillain-Barre syndrome.

What are the symptoms of Guillain Barre syndrome?

There are several symptoms of Guillain-Barre syndrome;

  • Tiredness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Problem in breathing
  • Difficulty in vision
  • Dizziness
  • Paralysis of muscle
  • Muscle pain
  • Low blood pressure

Diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome

  • Physical examination is very important for diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome.
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome is also tested by muscle strength and activity test.
  • Nerve conduction study is one of the most important method for diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome.
  • Lumber puncture is one of the essential method of diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome.
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome is also detected by EMG means Electrodiagnostics.

How is treated Guillain Barre syndrome?

Treatment of Guillain-Barre syndrome is depend upon the sypmtoms;

  • Plasmapheresis is the one type of important treatment of Guillain-Barre syndrome which is related to the blood test. It cinsist of exchange of plasma.
  • Immunoglobulin is good for cure Guillain-Barre syndrome because it contain healthy antibodies.
  • For improvement of Guillain-Barre syndrome, physioterapy and daily exercise are the best options of treatment.
  • Controlled blood pressure and heart rate is helpful in treatment of Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Danger issue for Guillain Barre syndrome

  • HIV is the most danger factor for Guillain-Barre syndrome.
  • In another risk issue of Guillain-Barre syndrome is Mononucleosis.