Jessica Driecer

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Guillain-Barré Syndrome (Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy)

I. What every physician needs to know. Classic Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute to sub-acute onset ascending, flaccid, symmetric, areflexic weakness syndrome, often associated with autonomic instability, typically occurring within days to weeks of an antecedent infection. The majority of patients will recover, but there is a notable 2-10% case mortality rate, and a…

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