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What you need to know about Guillain-Barré syndrome
In this issue we look at Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Although GBS can be frightening, it is very rare and only affects one or two people in every 100 000.

The good news is that most of the people who do get GBS recover and return to their normal lives and activities.

Guillain-Barré syndrome can, however, affect anybody and at any age. Please find more information on this syndrome in this issue of Equilibrium.

All the best,

The South African Society of Physiotherapy

Only persons with degrees obtained at institutions approved in terms of the Higher Education Act may call themselves physiotherapists, whether the work is performed on animals, humans, or in any field of interest.

We would like to thank the NIH and Neuro SIG for information used in this newsletter.
What is Guillain-Barré syndrome?
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. Read more...
What causes Guillain-Barré syndrome?
No one yet knows why Guillain-Barré - which is not contagious - strikes some people and not others. Read more...
How is Guillain-Barré syndrome diagnosed?
Guillain-Barré is called a syndrome rather than a disease because it is not clear that a specific disease-causing agent is involved. Read more...
How is Guillain-Barré treated?
There is no known cure for Guillain-Barré syndrome, but patients may respond well to certain therapies. Read more...
Guillain-Barré syndrome and physiotherapy
Rehabilitation is plays an important role in the treatment of people with GBS. Read more...
The lighter side of life
Laughter is life's best medicine. 

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