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BrainWaves # 30 GBS: From variants to vaccines

MedLink Neurology
Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: July 18, 2017

The Landry-Guillain-Barre-Strohl Syndrome, aka Guillain-Barre Syndrome, is classically thought of as a painless ascending weakness with areflexia that typically follows an infectious prodrome. But there are a dozen variants with unusual clinical presentations, from back pain to pandysautonomia. And sometimes Guillain-Barre Syndrome follows a vaccination rather than a viral infection. In this BrainWaves episode, we discuss these and other unique facts regarding the history, clinical manifestations, and treatment of this polyneuropathy. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision-making in routine clinical practice. Any cases discussed in this episode are fictional and do not contain any patient health-identifying information.


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