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Guillain-Barre Syndrome (cont.)

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Learning about Guillain-Barré syndrome:

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Other Places To Get Help

Organizations

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Phone: 1-800-352-9424
Phone: (301) 496-5751
TDD: (301) 468-5981
Web Address: www.ninds.nih.gov

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is the leading U.S. federal government agency supporting research on brain and nervous system disorders. It provides the public with educational materials and information about these disorders.


American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)
22100 Gratiot Avenue
East Detroit, MI 48021
Phone: 1-800-598-4668 toll-free
Phone: (586) 776-3900
Fax: (586) 776-3903
Web Address: www.aarda.org

This national nonprofit health agency is dedicated to curing autoimmune diseases and relieving the suffering and the economic and social impact of autoimmune diseases. AARDA brings professionals together in the areas of education, research, and patient services. This group sponsors physicians' conferences, research, legislative advocacy, and a national awareness campaign.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
TDD: 1-888-232-6348
Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Web Address: www.cdc.gov

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC works with state and local health officials and the public to achieve better health for all people. The CDC creates the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health—by promoting health, preventing disease, injury, and disability, and being prepared for new health threats.


Guillain-Barré Syndrome/Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Foundation International (GBS/CIDP)
104½ Forrest Avenue
Narberth, PA 19072
Phone: 1-866-224-3301 toll-free
Phone: (610) 667-0131
Fax: (610) 667-7036
Email: info@gbs-cidp.org
Web Address: http://gbs-cidp.org

This organization is a good source of information and support for people affected by Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) or Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). It can direct people who have long-term disability caused by GBS or CIDP to support groups and resources that provide vocational, financial, and other assistance.


KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens
10140 Centurion Parkway North
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 697-4100
Fax: (904) 697-4220
Web Address: www.kidshealth.org

This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It has a wide range of information about children's health, from allergies and diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.


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