Guillain-Barre syndrome

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Synonyms for Guillain-Barre syndrome

a form of peripheral polyneuritis characterized by pain and weakness and sometimes paralysis of the limbs

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She is now hoping to set up a charity which offers help to other people in the region suffering from Guillian-Barre syndrome.
Guillain-Barre syndrome support group offers support for those affected by the Guillian-Barre syndrome and CIDP.
According to the CDC, individuals who are allergic to eggs or who have had a history of severe reaction to an influenza vaccination should not be vaccinated, nor should anyone who has developed Guillian-Barre syndrome within 6 weeks of receiving an influenza vaccine.
As of October 2009, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) had received 15,037 reports of adverse reactions, including the development of Guillian-Barre syndrome, lupus, seizures, paralysis, blood clots, brain inflammation, and deaths, according to journalist Susan Brinkmann.
Guillian-Barre Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system, usually triggered by an acute infectious process.
The vaccine in that campaign was associated with an increased number of Guillian-Barre Syndrome cases, in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks part of the nervous system.