Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy in which the body's immune system attacks peripheral nerves. Clinical and epidemiological evidence seems to indicate that most cases are preceded by an infection such as Campylobacter jejuni enteritis, but in many cases, no cause is identified. GBS is characterized by symmetrical muscle weakness that begins in the legs and ascends. The degree of weakness can vary from mild difficulty with ambulation ...

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Learn about the differences between polymyositis and dermatomyositis the Medcomic way.

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