Guillain-Barr Syndrome

Guillain-Barr syndrome is a disorder in which the bodys immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The syndrome is rare, afflicting only about one person in 100,000. Typically complete recovery, in a few weeks or years, but can have lingering problems and can be severe. Usually occurs a few days or weeks after respiratory or gastrointestinal viral infection. Occasionally surgery or vaccinations will trigger the syndrome.