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Guillain-Barré Syndrome Awareness Can Save Lives

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May is GBS Awareness Month. If you have never heard of this disease (and even if you have), please take this opportunity to learn more about it, and share what you’ve learned with others.

It could change someone’s life. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), discovered in 1916, is a rare (approx. 1 in 100,000 per year) neurological disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system by destroying the myelin sheath surrounding the nerves.

This impairs the ability of signals to travel to and from the brain, resulting in multiple symptoms throughout the body, such as vision issues, difficulty swallowing, lack of coordination, and prickling/burning sensations, etc.

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