Guillain-Barré syndrome

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Guillain-Barré syndrome

[¦gē·yan bə′rā ‚sin‚drōm]
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She is now hoping to set up a charity which offers help to other people in the region suffering from Guillian-Barre syndrome.
As of October 2009, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) had received 15,037 reports of adverse reactions, including the development of Guillian-Barre syndrome, lupus, seizures, paralysis, blood clots, brain inflammation, and deaths, according to journalist Susan Brinkmann.
Guillian-Barre Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system, usually triggered by an acute infectious process.
The vaccine in that campaign was associated with an increased number of Guillian-Barre Syndrome cases, in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks part of the nervous system.
He also served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), performing outbreak investigations and work on Swine Flu vaccine-associated Guillian-Barre syndrome.
But Everton's biggest concern is over the defender's ability to recapture his former heights following his recovery from Guillian-Barre Syndrome.
The German was handed a lucrative deal during his recuperation from Guillian-Barre Syndrome and could sit tight for the remaining two years of his contract.