Landry’s paralysis or Guillain-Barré-Strohl syndrome
What is Guillain-barre Syndrome ?
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system, an acute polyneuropathy. The protective covering of the nerves, called myelin, is damaged.The disorder starts with weakness in the feet and hands, slowly progressing towards the trunk, and paralyzing the whole body. Dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system is also seen. Life-threatening complications can also occur.
Three types of Guillain-Barre syndromes are Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, Miller Fisher Syndrome, Acute motor axonal neuropathy/Acute motor-sensory axonal neuropathy
Triggered by an infection, usually respiratory infection and flu
Sensations of pricking, “pins and needles” in fingers, wrists, toes, ankles
Weakness at extremities, spreading towards the trunk
Unsteady gait, difficulty in climbing stairs
Facial and eye movements are impaired, affecting speech, chewing or swallowing (drooling of saliva)
Eye movement abnormalities, especially in Miller Fisher variant
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