What is Autoimmune Disease?
An autoimmune disease occurs when the body's immune system attacks healthy tissue. Over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroid disease, Addison's disease, pernicious anemia, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Many of these autoimmune disorders are considered to be extremely difficult to treat. What Causes Autoimmune…
What Is Guillain-Barré Syndrome? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention | Everyday Health
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare nerve disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system includes the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the limbs, helping control muscle movement.
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Guillain-Barré syndrome after vaccination in United States: data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Food and Drug Administration Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (1990-2005) - PubMed
Our results suggest that vaccines other than influenza vaccine can be associated with GBS. Vaccination-related GBS results in death or disability in one fifth of affected individuals, which is comparable to the reported rates in the general GBS population.
Guillain Barré Syndrome (GBS) | Vaccination Injury Lawyers
Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) causes the immune system to attack and weaken the peripheral nervous system, leading to a weak or tingling feeling in the legs. The exact cause of GBS is unknown, but many cases have been linked to vaccinations, primarily the flu vaccine.
Zika virus can also cause rare but deadly muscle-paralysing disorder
As scientists continue to investigate the link between the Zika virus and microcephaly, concerns remain that the mosquito-borne threat may cause another deadly condition which can affect anyone.
Scientists probe Zika’s link to neurological disorder
For some adults, Zika virus is a rashy, flulike nuisance. But in a handful of people, the virus may trigger a severe neurological disease. About one in 4,000 people infected by Zika in French Polynesia in 2013 and 2014 got a rare autoimmune disease called Guillain-Barré syndrome, researchers estimate in a study published online February 29 in the Lancet. Of 42 people diagnosed with Guillain-Barré in that outbreak, all had antibodies that signaled a Zika infection. Most also had recent…
Hospital Monitoring in Shanghai Stepped Up After New Strain of Bird Flu Kills Two
Following the deaths of two people due to a new strain of bird flu, health officials in Shanghai have stepped up efforts to monitor local hospitals for potentially similar cases.