Subsequent to Acinetobacter baumannii infection
GBS is also known as acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy,
acute idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis, acute idiopathic polyneuritis,
French Polio, Landry's ascending paralysis and Landry Guillain Barre
We are alarmed by reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome from
Acinetobacter baumannii patients.
Please contact us if you think you or a family member has
suffered from this syndrome after a diagnoses of
Acinetobacter baumannii or any other hospital acquired
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Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) (in French pronounced [ɡilɛ̃ baˈʁe], in
English pronounced /ˈgiːlæn ˈbɑreɪ/, /ɡiːˈæn bəˈreɪ/, etc.) is an acute
inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP), an autoimmune disease
affecting the peripheral nervous system, usually triggered by an acute
infectious process. It is included in the wider group of peripheral neuropathies.
There are several types of GBS, but unless otherwise stated, GBS refers to the
most common form, acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP).
It is frequently severe and usually exhibits as an ascending paralysis noted by
weakness in the legs that spreads to the upper limbs and the face along with
complete loss of deep tendon reflexes. With prompt treatment by
plasmapheresis or intravenous immunoglobulins and supportive care, the
majority of patients will regain full functional capacity. However, death may
occur if severe pulmonary complications and dysautonomia are present