Guillain-Barri Syndrome causes the body's immune system to attack
the peripheral nervous system, producing feelings of tingling and
weakness that increase in intensity until the patient is almost
totally paralyzed. Claiming thousands of new victims each year, GBS
can strike anyone at any age, regardless of gender or ethnicity.
Fortunately, most patients have a good recovery, but the pathway to
this goal can be slow and frightening. Written by two experts in
the field -- one a GBS survivor himself -- Guillain-Barri Syndrome
addresses all aspects of the condition, including initial symptoms,
diagnostic evaluation and criteria, general and illness-specific
treatments, and typical outcomes. The book covers a wide range of
issues, including pain without injury and other abnormal sensations
unique to GBS; the rehabilitation process; workplace adjustment
with incomplete recovery; sexual dysfunction; guidelines for
caregivers; and much more. Written in laymen's terms, this
practical, reassuring book helps patients manage this puzzling
Demos Medical Publishing
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||American Academy of Neurology (Aan) Quality of Life Guides
• Joel Steinber
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