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Treatment for Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)

Unfortunately, there is currently no known cure for Guillain-Barré Syndrome. However, there are therapies that lessen the severity of the side effects and help with the recovery in most people.

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Is there a cure for GBS?

Unfortunately, there is currently no known cure for Guillain-Barré Syndrome. However, there are therapies that lessen the severity of the side effects and help with the recovery in most people. There are also a number of new ways to treat the complications of GBS.

How is it treated?

Most newly diagnosed individuals with GBS initially receive care in intensive care units so doctors can monitor breathing and other bodily functions. A mechanical ventilator is sometimes necessary for the patient to breathe. Common treatments may include:

  • Plasmapheresis (plasma exchange) This procedure cleans your blood of damaging antibodies by removing the liquid portion of your blood (plasma) and returning the red blood cells to your body. Over time, your body replaces the plasma that was removed.
  • Intravenous immune globulinIn this procedure, a doctor inserts an IV line into the patient’s vein and injects high doses of immunoglobulin, a type of protein that contains healthy antibodies. This helps block the damaging antibodies in the blood that may contribute to GBS.

Recovering from Guillain-Barré Syndrome

How long someone with GBS has to receive treatment depends on how serious the condition is. Some hospital stays last only a few days, while other patients are hospitalized for several weeks or longer. Each case of Guillain-Barré Syndrome is different, so it is important to realize that the complications and therefore treatments of GBS are not predictable. For the most part, treatments are highly individualized.

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