Guillain-Barré syndrome

GBS; Landry-Guillain-Barré syndrome; Acute idiopathic polyneuritis; Infectious polyneuritis; Acute inflammatory polyneuropathy; Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy; Ascending paralysis

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a serious health problem that occurs when the body's defense (immune) system mistakenly attacks part of the nervous system. This leads to nerve inflammation that causes muscle weakness or paralysis and other symptoms.

Superficial anterior muscles

Superficial muscles are close to the surface of the skin. Muscles which lie closer to bone or internal organs are called deep muscles.

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Outlook (Prognosis)

When to Contact a Medical Professional