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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 A.K.A Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy IMMUNE SYSTEM PERIPHERAL NERVES and disabling the transmission of electric signals. Howeve r attacks the EVERYON E is affected by this syndrome EQUALLY known reasons Any Causes? gender regardless of location or causing damage to them It is known that the there are NO on why the immune system acts in such way, Peripheral Nerves (purple) These types of disease which the immune system attacks body, are called autoimmune diseases other than the fact that it is followed by a viral or bacterial infection Signs Muscle weakness in arms and legs. Difficulty moving eyes Significantly slower reflex times of symptoms variety However, it is hard to diagnose due to Back pain Trouble speaking, chewing and swallowing Symptoms How is it diagnosed? and similarities of signs & symptoms with other disease/symdroms It is usually diagnosed by physical observations of signs and symptoms. However, different therapies are used to help patients heal cures for this syndrome NO - Spinal tap needle is inserted in the back and the cerebrospinal fluid is collected for testing. GBS patients have high protein level in these fluids -Nerve Conduction Velocity test: Tests the speed of electric signals throughout nerves. It is tested by different surface electrodes on skin,that sends electric signals which are later received by other electrode. Transfer time is recorded and measured to determine the velocity of the signals. Therefore, few tests are done to verify the syndrome Numbness or tingling feeling in hands and feet How is it treated? Guillain - Barre Syndrome (GBS) There are - Plasma exchange: All blood is taken out of the patient, then white/red blood cells are separated from plasma, or the liquid part of blood. The separated cells are put back into the body. Scientists still don't know why it reduces severity of symptoms. Can it be prevented? Therefore, less than 1% suffer from it! Immunoglobulin therapy: Immunoglobulin, or a protein which the immune system consumes in order to fight foreign organisms, is ejected into veins. This can reduce the attacks of immune system on the nerves. 1 in every 100,000 suffer from this syndrome 1 in 1,000,000 flu shot can give you this syndrome. Unfortunately, it cannot be prevented, because we don't know what exactly triggers this syndrome into action. GBS patients increased by large amounts during the swine flu pandemic of 1968 Citations Guillain-Barre Syndrome Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments. (2011, April 28). WebMD. Retrieved April 28, from GBS. (2004, FEbruary 25). Retrieved April 29, 2014, from Nerve Conduction velocity : MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia (n.d.) U.S. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved April 29, 2014, from Isaac & Ankush
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