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Term: Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2011-05-04


A disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system, often resulting in muscle weakness.

Please see Q&A on Guillain-Barre Syndrome on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information.



  • Hilderman T, Katz A, Derksen S, McGowan K, Chateau D, Kurbis C, Allison S, Reimer JN. Manitoba Immunization Study. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2011. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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