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Do children get Guillain-Barre?

Do children get Guillain-Barre?

Guillain-Barré syndrome affects about 6,000 to 9,100 people in the U.S. each year. GBS can affect children of all ages. The majority of children diagnosed with GBS experience a full recovery with no further complications. Recovery often begins within a few weeks after the onset of symptoms.

Are you born with Guillain-Barré syndrome?

The exact cause of Guillain-Barré syndrome is unknown. In most cases, GBS occurs a few days or weeks after symptoms of a viral infection. In rare cases, GBS may run in families.

Are there any international guidelines for the management of GBS?

Diagnosis and management of GBS can be complicated as its clinical presentation and disease course are heterogeneous, and no international clinical guidelines are currently available. To support clinicians, especially in the context of an outbreak, we have developed a globally applicable guideline for the diagnosis and management of GBS.

How long does Guillain-Barre syndrome ( GBS ) last?

Clinical improvement is usually most extensive in the first year after disease onset and can continue for >5 years. Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) is an inflammatory disease of the PNS and is the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis, with an annual global incidence of approximately 1–2 per 100,000 person-years 1.

Is the GBS guideline based on current literature?

The guideline is based on current literature and expert consensus, and has a ten-step structure to facilitate its use in clinical practice. We first provide an introduction to the diagnostic criteria, clinical variants and differential diagnoses of GBS.

Can a normal cell count be a symptom of GBS?

Abnormal results in electrophysiological studies and a combination of an increased protein level and normal cell count in cerebrospinal fluid are classic features of GBS, but patients with GBS can have normal results in both tests, especially early in the disease course.