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Guillian Barre Syndrome/ Acute Flaccid Paralysis

Preetham Neuro centre is a state-of-the-art neuro centre that is dedicated to bringing world-class advancements and innovations in the field of neurology. As an innovative centre, it hopes to improve access to advanced neurological treatments and treat complex neurological disorders with simple and effective methods of treatment. At Preetham Neuro Centre, we treat complex neurological disorders like Guillain Barre Syndrome and Acute Flaccid Syndrome through advanced methods of treatment and personalised care.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a rare neurological disorder in which the immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. GBS usually begins with weakness and tingling sensations in the legs that may spread to the arms and upper body. The weakness can progress rapidly, leading to paralysis of the muscles that control breathing and other vital functions. In severe cases, patients may require mechanical ventilation..
GBS is typically triggered by respiratory or gastrointestinal infections. However, it can also be triggered by surgery, vaccinations, or other medical procedures. The exact cause of the immune system attack is not well understood, but it is thought to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors.


Symptoms of Guillain Barre Syndrome can look like the following indicative signs


Treatment for GBS typically involves supportive care, such as breathing support, and intravenous immunoglobulin or plasmapheresis to remove harmful antibodies from the blood. Depending on your symptoms, you will be given treatments that manage your symptoms and reduce the progression of the disease.

Acute flaccid paralysis

Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) is a sudden onset of weakness or loss of muscle tone in one or more limbs. AFP can be caused by a variety of conditions, including viral infections, autoimmune diseases, and toxins. One of the most common causes of AFP is poliovirus, which can lead to a condition known as poliomyelitis. Other viruses that can cause AFP include enteroviruses, West Nile virus, and Zika virus.
AFP can also be caused by non-viral factors such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, which is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the nerves, and botulism, which is caused by the toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.

Symptoms of acute flaccid paralysis

Symptoms of acute flaccid paralysis can look like the following indicative signs
Acute flaccid paralysis or AFP is a serious condition that requires prompt medical attention. Treatment options vary depending on the underlying cause of the paralysis. If it is caused by a viral infection, treatments may involve supportive care, such as pain relief and physical therapy. In some cases, antiviral medications may be prescribed.