Presentation on theme: "Z.Vaseie MD Emergency Medicine Resident Guillain Barre Syndrom (GBS) Group of autoimmune conditions involving demyelination and acute axonal degeneration."— Presentation transcript:
Guillain Barre Syndrom (GBS) Group of autoimmune conditions involving demyelination and acute axonal degeneration of peripheral nerves Usually preceded by triggering event, e.g., infection(campylobacter jejuni),vaccination Leading cause of acute flaccid paralysis,progressive symmetrical ascending weakness + decreased DTR+variable sensory finding +sparing anal sphincter All ages, but rare in infancy
Guillain Barre Syndrom (GBS) 32% have all 4 extrimities affected at the time of presentation 10% have weakness that begins in the upper extrimities Some form of cranial nerve involvement(usually 7)
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