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ACUTE IDIOPATHIC POLYNEURITIS: WHAT IS ACUTE IDIOPATHIC POLYNEURITIS?

Read about acute idiopathic polyneuritis medical facts: what is the definition of acute idiopathic polyneuritis, what are the signs and symptoms, information about the causes, diagnosis, and related acute idiopathic polyneuritis diseases.

Definition: What is "Acute Idiopathic Polyneuritis"?

ACUTE IDIOPATHIC POLYNEURITIS

Acute idiopathic polyneuritis, also known as Gullain-Barre syndrome (GBS), is a rare but progressive paralyzing disorder of the peripheral nerves.

Symptoms & Signs

This disorder is characterized by burning & tingling sensations of the feet & is hence followed by weakness of the limbs going up to the face. Other features of the disorder include increased protein levels in the cerebrospinal fluid as well as reduced deep tendon reflexes.

Causes

It is caused by an autoimmune mechanism that is triggered upon the onset of a certain infection. T

Diagnosis

GBS is determined via electrodiagnostic tests done on the nerves & muscles in the affected areas.

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