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GB Syndrome

GB Syndrome or Guillain Barre Syndrome is a condition in which the body's immune system targets and attacks the nerves in the body. GB syndrome is usually seen to develop after a viral infection and presents with symptoms such as a feeling of pins and needles, weakness in the limbs that begins to spread upwards, unsteady gait, difficulty with talking, chewing, swallowing, double vision, breathing difficulties, etc. GB syndrome can quickly turn into a medical emergency, and it is advisable to seek a medical consultation with a neurologist if the symptoms develop. 

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Dr. M A Mukheem Mudabbir - Neurologist

Dr. M A Mukheem Mudabbir

MBBS, MD, DM (Neurology)

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Dr. Niloufer Ali - Neurologist

Dr. Niloufer Ali

MBBS, MD, DM (Neurology)

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Dr. Pranuthi Pynam - Neurologist

Dr. Pranuthi Pynam

MBBS, MD, DM (Neurology)

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Dr. Rahul Nimmakayala - Neurologist

Dr. Rahul Nimmakayala

MBBS, MD, DM (Neurology)

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Dr. Ramesh Chepuru - Neurologist

Dr. Ramesh Chepuru

MBBS, DNB, DM (Neurology)

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Dr. Avinash Kumar Addoju - Neurologist

Dr. Avinash Kumar Addoju

MBBS, MD, DNB (Neurology)

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Dr. Chitela Sita - Neurologist

Dr. Chitela Sita

MBBS, MD, DM (Neurology)

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Dr. N. Sandesh - Neurologist

Dr. N. Sandesh

MBBS, DNB, DM (Neurology)

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Dr. Vemula Sreekanth - Neurologist

Dr. Vemula Sreekanth

MBBS, MD, DM (Neurology)

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Dr. Rahul Nag Namburi - Neurologist

Dr. Rahul Nag Namburi

MBBS, MD, DM (Neurology)

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Dr. K. Amareshwar Rao - Neurologist

Dr. K. Amareshwar Rao

MBBS, MD, DM (Neurology)

Neurologist

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Dr. A Goutami Priyadarsani - Neurologist

Dr. A Goutami Priyadarsani

MBBS, MD, DM, DNB (Neurology)

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Dr. Sudheer Pachipala - Neurologist

Dr. Sudheer Pachipala

MBBS, MD, DM (Neurology)

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Dr. K.Rakesh - Neurologist

Dr. K.Rakesh

MBBS, MD, DM (Neurology)

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Dr. Komal Bohra - Neurologist

Dr. Komal Bohra

MBBS, MD, DM (Neurology)

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What are the causes of GB Syndrome?

The specific cause of Guillain-Barré syndrome is not fully understood. However, in most cases, the condition often occurs after a viral or bacterial infection in the six weeks preceding.

  • The most commonly associated infections are gastrointestinal infections with Campylobacter jejuni (bacteria that causes food poisoning), respiratory infections, Zika virus and viral hepatitis. 
  • Sometimes, but rarely, certain vaccines may increase the chances of getting GBS. However, the risk is extremely low. Research shows that getting GBS from an infection like the flu is much more likely than from a vaccine that helps prevent the flu. Once in a while, surgeries can also trigger GBS, but this is very uncommon.
  • Regardless of what causes the condition, the body's defence system goes haywire and starts attacking and damaging the protective covering of nerve cells (the myelin sheath). Sometimes, this attack also targets the main part of the nerve cell, called the axon.

What are the symptoms of GB Syndrome?

Symptoms of Guillain-Barré syndrome are usually symmetric (equal on both sides of the body). The first symptom is weakness or tingling sensations that start in your feet and legs and spread to your arms and face. The weakness usually starts suddenly and worsens within a few hours or days. As the disease progresses, muscle weakness may turn into paralysis of the legs, arms, or muscles in the face. In some people, the chest muscles are also affected, causing breathing difficulty. Other signs and symptoms of Guillain-Barre syndrome are:

  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Muscle weakness on both sides of the body
  • Weakness in the legs
  • Difficulty walking or not being able to climb stairs
  • Muscle aches, pains or cramps that may be worse at night
  • Difficulty speaking, chewing and swallowing 
  • Heart rate or blood pressure problems
  • Problems with digestion and bladder control
  • Blurred vision
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Dizziness

Frequently asked questions

Guillain-Barré syndrome can be difficult to diagnose in its early stages because the symptoms often resemble those of other neurological conditions and can differ from person to person. The doctor is likely to start with your medical history and physical examination. They may also advise various tests to measure muscle strength and reflexes. Other tests may include a spinal tap (lumbar puncture)and Electromyography (EMG).

There are no specific treatment variations for different types of GB syndrome. Primary treatment approaches involve plasma exchange and immunoglobulin therapy to manage symptoms and speed recovery. These two treatments are equally effective as long as they are administered within two weeks of the onset of GBS symptoms. Using both treatments or administering one after the other does not appear to improve the outcome.

Yes, physical therapy is beneficial in managing GBS symptoms. It helps to prevent muscle contractures and associated deformities. The therapy also improves balance, coordination, functional mobility, and range of motion. It also helps in reducing pain and fatigue, promoting faster recovery.

GBS can lead to complications like breathing difficulties, residual numbness, heart issues, pain, and bowel/bladder problems. Blood clots, pressure sores, and occasional relapses are a few other possible complications. Severe early symptoms also increase the risk of long-term complications such as respiratory distress and life-threatening conditions like heart attacks.

Treatment options for GBS include:

  • Immunoglobulin therapy: Antibodies from a donor are given through an IV. This blocks the harmful antibodies that may contribute to GBS.
  • Plasma exchange: Blood is filtered to remove harmful antibodies. Then, the clean blood is returned to the body, allowing it to produce new, healthy plasma. This helps calm down the immune system's attack on the peripheral nerves.


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