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Guillain-Barre Syndrome (cont.)

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Outlook

About 85% 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.

  • About 10% of 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.

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