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F. Frank LeFever flefever at ix.netcom.com
Sun Feb 28 22:32:22 EST 1999

Please: NOT "Buillain", but "Guillain" !

(and I believe an accent "acute" on the e in Barre, i.e. Barre' )

F. LeFever

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.

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