Hur får man Guillain-Barrés?

Hur får man Guillain-Barrés?

Hur får man Guillain-Barrés?

Guillain-Barrés syndrom orsakas av en inflammation i nerver, där en överreaktion i immunförsvaret gör att de egna nerverna angrips. Det är inte helt klarlagt varför det sker. Sjukdomen uppstår i de flesta fall några veckor efter en infektion, till exempel en infektion i luftvägar eller mage-tarm.

Hur vanligt är Guillain Barre?

Guillain-Barrés syndrom (GBS) är en akut inflammatorisk sjukdom som drabbar de perifera nerverna och cirka 170 personer drabbas i Sverige varje år. Sjukdomen kan drabba i alla åldrar. Insjuknande sker över några timmar med snabbt tilltagande förlamningssymtom eller sträcker sig 5-7 dagar.

What is Guillain-Barre syndrome?

Guillain-Barre (gee-YAH-buh-RAY) syndrome is a rare disorder in which your body's immune system attacks your nerves. Weakness and tingling in your extremities are usually the first symptoms.

How is Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) diagnosed?

A nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test, which measures the nerve's ability to send a signal, can aid the diagnosis. The cerebrospinal fluid that bathes the spinal cord and brain contains more protein than usual in someone with GBS, so a physician may decide to perform a spinal tap to obtain a sample of fluid to analyze.

When was the NINDS fact sheet for Guillain-Barré syndrome published?

"Guillain-Barré Syndrome Fact Sheet", NINDS, Publication date June 2018. NINDS health-related material is provided for information purposes only and does not necessarily represent endorsement by or an official position of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke or any other Federal agency.

How long does it take to recover from Guillain-Barré syndrome?

The recovery period may be as little as a few weeks or as long as a few years. About 30 percent of those with Guillain-Barré still have a residual weakness after 3 years. About 3 percent may suffer a relapse of muscle weakness and tingling sensations many years after the initial attack.

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