Important It is possible that the main title of the report Guillain Barré Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare, rapidly progressive disorder that consists of inflammation of the nerves (polyneuritis) causing muscle weakness, sometimes progressing to complete paralysis. Although the precise cause of GBS is unknown, a viral or respiratory infection precedes the onset of the syndrome in about half of the cases. This has led to the theory that GBS may be an autoimmune disease (caused by the body's own immune system). Damage to the covering (myelin) of nerve axons (the extension of the nerve cell that conducts impulses away from the nerve cell body) results in delayed nerve signal transmission. This causes weakness of the muscles that are supplied by the damaged nerves.
The following variants of GBS (acute inflammatory neuropathy or acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy) are recognized: Miller Fisher syndrome, acute motor-sensory axonal neuropathy, acute motor axonal neuropathy.
GBS/CIDP Foundation International The Holly Building 104 1/2 Forrest Avenue Narberth, PA 19072 USA Tel: (610)667-0131 Fax: (610)667-7036 Tel: (866)224-3301 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.gbs-cidp.org
National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias 410 East Main Street Mascoutah, IL 62258-0114 Tel: (618)566-2020 Fax: (618)566-4718 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.nfed.org
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. 22100 Gratiot Ave. East Detroit, MI 48021 Tel: (586)776-3900 Fax: (586)776-3903 Tel: (800)598-4668 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.aarda.org/
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke P.O. Box 5801 Bethesda, MD 20824 Tel: (301)496-5751 Fax: (301)402-2186 Tel: (800)352-9424 TDD: (301)468-5981 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Support Group Lincolnshire County Council Offices Eastgate Sleaford Lincolnshire, Intl NG34 7EB United Kingdom Tel: +44 1529 304615 Fax: +44 1529 304615 Tel: 0800 374803 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.gbs.org.uk
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network 150 Custer Court Green Bay, WI 54301-1243 USA Tel: (920)336-5333 Fax: (920)339-0995 Tel: (877)336-5333 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A Short Hills, NJ 07078 USA Tel: (973)379-2690 Fax: (973)912-9433 Tel: (800)225-0292 Email: prc@ChristopherReeve.org Internet: http://www.christopherreeve.org
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation of Canada, Inc. PO Box 42016 2852 John Street Markham, Ontario, L3R 5R0 Canada Tel: 905-640-0073 Fax: 905-640-9815 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.gbs-cidp.org or http://www.gbs-cidp.org/Canada.htm
Center for Peripheral Neuropathy University of Chicago 5841 South Maryland Ave, MC 2030 Chicago, IL 60637 Tel: (773)702-5659 Fax: (773)702-5577 Internet: http://peripheralneuropathycenter.uchicago.edu/
Madisons Foundation PO Box 241956 Los Angeles, CA 90024 Tel: (310)264-0826 Fax: (310)264-4766 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
Autoimmune Information Network, Inc PO Box 4121 Brick, NJ 08723 Fax: (732)543-7285 Email: email@example.com
European Society for Immunodeficiencies 1-3 rue de Chantepoulet Geneva, CH 1211 Switzerland Tel: +31 73-6992965 Fax: +41 22 906 91 40 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.esid.org
AutoImmunity Community Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.autoimmunitycommunity.org
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