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Guillain-Barre Syndrome (cont.)

Outlook

A majority of people with Guillain-Barre syndrome will make a complete recovery. Symptoms will gradually improve over several months.

  • Any lasting problems may be addressed through additional physical therapy. Some people might need orthopedic devices to assist with activities of daily living.
  • Some people are at risk for relapsing. They will develop chronic neuropathy (nerve problems). For these people, drugs that suppress the immune system and plasmapheresis may be helpful.

Medically reviewed by Joseph Carcione, DO; American board of Psychiatry and Neurology

REEFERENCE:

"Clinical features and diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults"
UpToDate.com


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/23/2014
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