GBS (Guillain-Barré Syndrome)

GBS (Guillain-Barré Syndrome) is a peripheral neurological disorder affected by an inflammation of the peripheral nerves and is closely related to CIDP type neuropahty. Patients with GBS suffer from an a fast onset of symptoms including weakness, numbness and even paralysis of peripheries, including hands, feet, arms and legs. In bad cases, breathing and speech muscles can be impaired thus leading to a neurological crisis.  GBS differs from CIDP in that GBS’s onset comes rapidly, usually manifesting itself within 24-hours whereas CIDP can take much longer, sometimes more than two months to onset. CIDP is chronic whereas the former is usually not.