ACUTE IDIOPATHIC POLYNEURITIS: WHAT IS ACUTE IDIOPATHIC POLYNEURITIS?
Definition: What is "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.
It is caused by an autoimmune mechanism that is triggered upon the onset of a certain infection. T
GBS is determined via electrodiagnostic tests done on the nerves & muscles in the affected areas.