What GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME means: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - (GBS) is an acute, autoimmune, polyradiculoneuropathy affecting the peripheral nervous system, usually triggered by an acute infectious process. There are several types of GBS, but unless otherwise stated, GBS refers to the most common form, acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP). It is frequently severe and usually exhibits as an ascending paralysis noted by weakness in the legs that spreads to the upper limbs and the face along with complete loss of deep tendon reflexes. With prompt treatment of plasmapheresis followed by immunoglobulins and supportive care, the majority of patients will regain full functional capacity. However, death may occur if severe pulmonary complications and dysautonomia are present.
- Definition Gaucher'S Disease:
- Dictionary Disease - is the most common of the lysosomal storage diseases. It is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase, leading to an accumulation of its substrate, the fatty substance guillain-barre syndrome.
- Definition Glycogen Storage Disease:
- Dictionary Disease - (glycogenosis, dextrinosis) is any one of several inborn errors of metabolism that result from enzyme defects that affect the processing of glycogen synthesis or breakdown within muscles guillain-barre syndrome.
- Definition Gangliosidoses:
- Dictionary The GM1 gangliosidoses are caused by a deficiency of beta-galactosidase, with resulting abnormal storage of acidic lipid materials in cells of the central and peripheral nervous systems, but guillain-barre syndrome.
- Definition Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia:
- Dictionary Neuralgia - is a chronic pain syndrome that causes intense, shooting pains in the back of the tongue and throat, tonsillar areas, and middle ear. The cause of glossopharyngeal neuralgia is not guillain-barre syndrome.