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Guillain-Barre Syndrome Definition & Overview

Definition

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare inflammatory autoimmune disorder of the peripheral nerves. These are the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. Guillain-Barré is characterized by numbness, tingling, weakness, or paralysis in the legs, arms, breathing muscles, and face. It can affect all ages.

Nervous System

CNS and PNS
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