Guillain-Barré Syndrome (Limited to Chronic, Severe and Invalidating Forms)

What is it?

Guillain Barré syndrome (GB) is a rare disease that affects the peripheral nerves preventing them from carrying the electrical impulse to the muscles. This is a dysimmune disease causing damage is caused by incorrect activation of our immune system against the lining of nerves. It is an acquired disease preceded in 2/3 of cases by a bacterial or viral infection. This inflammatory polyradiculopathy begins acutely and in most cases resolves completely within a few weeks/months. In about 20% of cases it can leave motor and/or sensory deficiency reducing the autonomy of the patients and the patients come to be afflicted by a chronic disease.

Which are the symptoms?

Diseases and consequences of acute Guillain-Barré disease. In their clinical history, the patients had an acute form of GB from which they failed to completely recover the strength in the lower and/or upper limbs for which they need aids.

How is it diagnosed?

The diagnosis is made by evaluating the patient clinically and performing EMG (electromyography) showing the type of nerve damage and the severity of the damage itself.

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How is it treated?

While in the acute phase patients are given pharmacological therapy with immunoglobulins and / or plasmapheresis, in the chronic form, the patient can benefit from physiokinesitherapy which aims to improve muscle tone and avoid tendon retractions that can compromise the normal function of the limbs.

Where do we treat it?

Within the San Donato Group, you can find Guillain-Barré Syndrome (Limited to Chronic, Severe and Invalidating Forms) specialists at these departments:

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