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Guillain Barré syndrome

Brain and Nervous System
December 8, 2017

Guillain-Barré syndrome – the peculiar disease that can affect anyone

This rare, yet serious syndrome is an autoimmune condition which attacks the body’s nervous system. Although you can be treated, the disease can be life-threatening if not managed in time. What causes Guillain-Barré syndrome? Guillain-Barré syndrome is thought to be caused by a problem with the body’s immune system. A healthy immune system attacks bacteria and viruses entering the body – but in this case, the immune system mistakes the nerves for “foreign objects”, attacking them too. This causes problems with the messages between the brain and nerves, and results in numbness and muscle weakness. A few other triggers for…
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