(Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy; Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy; Acute Idiopathic Polyneuritis; Acute Inflammatory Polyneuropathy; Acute Autoimmune Neuropathy; Idiopathic Polyneuritis; AIDP)
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- Recent gastrointestinal or respiratory infection by viruses or bacteria
- The swine flu vaccine given from 1976-1977 was linked to excess cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome. (Since then, influenza virus vaccines have been associated with only a marginally increased risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome.)
- Recent surgery
- History of lymphoma , systemic lupus erythematosus , or HIV infection
- Pain—the lower back pain is the most common complaint
- Progressive muscle weakness on both sides of the legs, arms, and face
- Prickly, tingling sensations, usually in the feet or hands
- Loss of normal reflexes
- Facial weakness
- Blood pressure instability
- Heart rate changes
- Sweating abnormalities
- Heart arrhythmias
- Urinary/gastrointestinal dysfunction
- Breathing difficulty
High-dose Immunoglobulin Therapy
- Over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers
- Antiseizure medications
Guillain-Barré Syndrome Foundation International http://www.gbs-cidp.org
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov
Canadian Institute for Health Information http://www.cihi.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated January 5, 2015. Accessed January 23, 2015.
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- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 01/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/07/2014 -
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