Guillain-Barre Syndrome (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care for Guillain-Barre Syndrome
If you think you may have symptoms of this condition, call your doctor for an evaluation.
If you lose feeling in an arm or a leg or feel that your arm or leg has become weak, this is a medical emergency. Go to a hospital's emergency department. This may be the sign of a stroke.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Exams and Tests
Diagnosis is based on a medical history and physical exam. The person will have weakness in their arms and legs. There may be weakness in muscles controlled by cranial nerves. The weakness progresses from the lower extremity to the trunk, upper extremity, and neck. The deep tendon reflexes may be diminished or absent.
Self-Care at Home for Guillain-Barre Syndrome
There is no home care for this syndrome. Once diagnosed, follow your doctor's instructions.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/5/2016
Michael A LoGuidice Sr, DO
Mark Persin, DO
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Ron Fuerst, MD
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