Feb. 24, 2022

081 Interesting Case #3: A Pregnancy with Guillain-Barré syndrome

081 Interesting Case #3: A Pregnancy with Guillain-Barré syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a very rare, autoimmune disorder in which the immune system damages the nerves, causing muscle weakness, paralysis and pain. The symptoms can last for a few weeks to several years, yet most will make a full recovery....


Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a very rare, autoimmune disorder in which the immune system damages the nerves, causing muscle weakness, paralysis and pain. The symptoms can last for a few weeks to several years, yet most will make a full recovery. Occasionally, some people with GBS will have permanent nerve damage.

In this interesting case, the patient was early in the pregnancy and presented with weakness and numbness that progressed to full paralysis.  Dir. Abdelhak explains her progress through the pregnancy and journey from the NJ healthcare system to the MAYO clinic and back. Through it all, the pregnancy was a source of light and hope. Listen in to find out how it all unfolded.

 

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