Thursday, May 17, 2007

Guillain Barre syndrome

I heard about a case of this yesterday (although I had heard of it before) and quick look at a neurology book I happened to see this morning reveals that it can occur after a viral or bacterial infection, so it is of interest to this blog.

Here is some information about Guillain Barré syndrome, also known as acute inflammatory or postinfective polyradiculoneuropathy):

NHS Direct Health Encyclopaedia

Guillain Barré Syndrome Support Group


Who was Guillain? And Barré? (Information from

(Pedantic linguistic note: I know I have missed off the accent in the title of this post but if I include it, I fear it will not be found in searches for "barre").

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