Guillain-Barré syndrome

What Causes GBS? GBS Is Not Contagious

We don’t know exactly what causes GBS but we know its not contagious! No one yet knows why Guillain-Barré — which is not contagious — strikes some people and not others. Nor does anyone know exactly what sets the disease in motion. What scientists do know is that the body’s immune system begins to attack […]

What is Guillain-Barré syndrome?

Know Guillain-Barre Syndrome Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. In many instances the symmetrical weakness and abnormal sensations spread to the arms and upper body. These […]