What is Guillain-Barre syndrome?

Also known as: GBS, acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy, AIDP.

When the body’s own immune system mistakenly attacks the nerves of the body, usually following a gastrointestinal or respiratory tract infection, the group of diseases that result is known as Guillain-Barre syndrome. GBS can affect children of all ages.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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