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What is Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)?
Guillain-Barré Syndrome is an illness that usually occurs one to two weeks after a mild viral infection. Symmetric weakness of the limbs begins in the legs, and sometimes progresses to complete paralysis. The illness results from the inflammation and destruction of myelin (the fatty material composed of lipid and protein that forms a protective sheath around nerve fiber), and in certain cases may be caused by a flu shot vaccination.
Adverse Reactions to Vaccination
There have been cases of patients developing GBS following a variety of vaccinations, in particular the flu vaccine. Many of the vaccinations that have been linked to GBS contain Thimerosal. Additionally, Guillain-Barré Syndrome has been heavily linked to the HPV vaccination Gardasil.
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What complications have been associated with GBS?
Complications of Guillain-Barré Syndrome can include breathing difficulties and residual numbness or other sensations. Most people with GBS have only minor, residual weakness or abnormal sensations; however, certain individuals with the condition experience long-term complications such as permanent problems with sensation and coordination, a relapse of GBS, or death from complications such as respiratory distress syndrome and heart attack.
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