The goal is to manage symptoms and help speed healing. Hospital care will be needed to watch for things like breathing and heart problems. Most people get better, but others may have lasting problems.
Treatment choices are:
IV Immunoglobulin Therapy (IVIG)
Immunoglobulins are proteins in the blood that fight infections.
uses an IV to give a person proteins donated from a healthy person.
removes blood from the body and passes it through a machine that separates blood cells. The cells are then returned to the body with new plasma. This may help a person get better more quickly.
Physical and occupational therapy may be needed. It can help a person with strength and motion. It can also help a person learn how to do daily tasks again.
There are no guidelines to lower the risk of this health problem.
Guillain-Barre syndrome fact sheet. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Guillain-Barr%C3%A9-Syndrome-Information-Page. Updated March 27, 2019. Accessed April 13, 2020.
Last reviewed February 2020 by
EBSCO Medical Review Board
Rimas Lukas, MD
Last Updated: 4/13/2020
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