Key messages

• Guillain-Barre syndrome is an uncommon condition associated with peripheral nerve demyelination which leads to both weakness and sensory and autonomic involvement.

• The overall prognosis for patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome is relatively good.

• Ten to fifteen per cent of patients will have long-term disabilities.

• The condition is associated with a mortality of 3 per cent, and 10 to 20 per cent of patients became ventilator dependent at some point in the course of their illness.

• Supportive care, including careful monitoring for respiratory compromise, is essential.

• Plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin hasten recovery and help to prevent respiratory failure in patients who are unable to walk without assistance.

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