Guillain-Barré syndrome

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Guillain-Barré syndrome

[¦gē·yan bə′rā ‚sin‚drōm]
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The most serious reported reaction, which usually occurs within two weeks of vaccination, is Guillain Barre syndrome, an immune mediated nerve disorder characterized by muscle weakness, numbness, pain and paralysis.
Guillain Barre Syndrome is characterised clinically by acute flaccid paresis, areflexia and protein-cytologic dissociation in the cerebrospinal fluid (1).
Two patterns of clinical recovery in Guillain Barre syndrome with IgG anti-GM1 antibody.
octagam([R])10% is a liquid, 10% (100 mg/mL) immune globulin (human) solution for intravenous administration (IVIG) which is currently registered mainly in European countries, where it is indicated for the use in: primary humoral immunodeficiency (PI); myeloma or chronic lymphatic leukaemia with severe secondary hypogammaglobulinaemia and recurrent infections; in children with congenital AIDS who have repeated bacterial infections; immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in children or adults at high risk of bleeding or prior to surgery to correct the platelet count; Guillain Barre syndrome; Kawasaki disease.
Doctors have told Rita's family there is "no doubt" the injection brought on Guillain Barre Syndrome - a condition affecting the nervous system which paralyses sufferers.
But last night one of Britain's leading Guillain Barre experts urged the public not to panic.
Additional opportunities also exist in auto-immune neuropathies such as Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), which is an acute inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves.
But Wieghorst has also been battling to recover from a devastating blow after being diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome last October.
Amgen is also testing BDNF in early stage, small European trials on Guillain Barre syndrome and diabetic neuropathy.
Wieghorst - who was in intensive care last year with the deadly brain bug Guillain Barre Syndrome - reckons his team-mate deserves to be honoured after contributing to Celtic's success this term.
Doctors diagnosed the rare Guillain Barre syndrome, which affects nerve endings in the brain and can be fatal.