Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune attack on the peripheral nervous system which results in neuropathy. It is typically a self-limiting condition that comes on rapidly and results in muscle weakness with some mild sensory loss in the distal extremities.
In this episode you’ll learn…
- What causes GBS
- The four subtypes of GBS and which is most common
- Signs and symptoms of Guillain Barre
- Key assessments
- Tests and treatments
- Important things to teach patients and families
Read the article “Key Elements of Guillain-Barré Syndrome” and view references here.
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