The Guillain-Barre syndrome is an inflammation of nerve roots, but also other nerves, leading to sensory disturbances, pain and signs of paralysis. It can be caused by airway infections (bronchitis, sinusitis, laryngitis) or gastro-intestinal diseases.
If an airway infection or gastro-intestinal diseases lead to sensory disturbances, pain and signs of paralysis, most commonly starting from the feet/legs, but also the hands, it might be a Guillain-Barre syndrome.
All age-groups can be affected by Guillain-Barre syndrome. It is often caused by infections of the airway or the gastro-intestinal tract. After 2 to 7 days, patients will experience a tingling sensation and pain, starting from the legs, or sometimes the hands, and signs of paralysis in the same areas. These symptoms are progressing slowly. They may cause a temporary need for machine ventilation. The abdomen muscles might be affected as well and can cause faecal incontinence or constipation and ileus, or urinary retention or incontinence.
The doctor will notice a flaccid paralysis and lack of reflexes in the affected areas. A spinal tap and measurement of nerve conduction velocity can confirm the diagnosis. The symptoms usually reverse completely over time, only in very few cases single paralysis may remain. A dialysis can be considered in severe cases to accelerate the recovery.
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Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
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