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Guillian Barre Syndrome


– ascending weakness, beggining with the legs

– paresthesia with the limbs

PATIENT WILL BE AT RISK FOR RESPIRATORY (Make sure intubation tray is at hand)


    • Unsteady walking or inability to walk
    • Prickling, “pins and needles” sensations
    • Weakness or tingling sensations
    • Unsteady walking or inability to walk
    • Difficulty with eye movement, facial movement
    • Difficulty with bladder control or intestinal functions
    • Difficulty breathing


Corticosteroids: Prednisone

Remember for the NCLEX:

  • Guillain-Barre syndrome may be triggered by:
    • Epstein-Barr virus
    • Influenza virus

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