Thursday, February 17, 2011

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

This article has a nice synopsis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome.  The symptoms range from a tingling sensation in the legs and arms to paralysis.  One of the treatments which seems to work for Guillain-Barre is plasmapheresis or exchanging the patients plasma because their plasma contained something which damaged the myelin.  

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Also in case you were interested in the part where the flu shot was linked to trigger Guillain-Barre here is a link to a reuter's article which explains it from 2006.  But just looking at the numbers, it seems unlikely this is actually a trigger.

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