Please: NOT "Buillain", but "Guillain" !
(and I believe an accent "acute" on the e in Barre, i.e. Barre' )
In <7bctsk$1ag$1 at denws02.mw.mediaone.net> "Richard Norman"
<rsnorman at mw.mediaone.net> writes:
>>T wrote in message <7bc8ts$ee6$1 at ns1.otenet.gr>...
>>Does anyone know anything about "Gillen Bares" (I am not sure about
>>It is a disease paralyse the body gradually after a virus and high
>>>I only have book knowledge (The Merck Manual). Buillain-Barre
>syndrome is "an acute, usually rapidly progressive formof inflammatory
>polyneuropathy characterized by muscular weakness and mild distal
>sensory loss that about 2/3 of the time begins 5 days to 3 weeks after
>a banal, infections disorder, surgery, or an immunization...The cause
>is unknown, although an autoimmune basis is probable."
>>Respiratory weakness can be life threatening in small percentage
>of patients. "90% of patients reach their maximal degree of
>weakness in 3 weeks, most in the first 2 weeks."
>>"Severe acute polyneuropathy is a medical emergency, requiring
>constant monitoring and vigorous support of vital functions."
>>"Considerable improvement over a period of months is usual; about
>30% of adults have residual weakness at 3 years and the percentage
>is higher in children."
>>My best wishes to you (or a loved one) if you are asking not just out
>a sense of curiosity.