Short Description or Definition
Guillain–Barré Syndrome (GBS) is a monophasic illness of immune etiology that presents as an evolving sensorimotor polyneuropathy of varying severity as a result of an inflammation of the peripheral nerves and nerve roots. GBS is a major cause of acute ascending neuromuscular paralysis and is often associated with autonomic dysfunction.
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