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Guillain-Barré syndrome

Disease definition

A clinically heterogeneous spectrum of rare post-infectious neuropathies that usually occur in otherwise healthy patients and encompasses acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP), acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN) and acute motor-sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN), Miller-Fisher syndrome (MFS) and some other regional variants.


Classification level: Group of disorders
  • Synonym(s):
    • GBS
    • Guillain-Barré-Strohl syndrome
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Multigenic/multifactorial 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: G61.0
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0018378
  • MeSH: D020275
  • GARD: 6554
  • MedDRA: 10018767

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