Guillain-Barré syndrome during childhood

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  • 1 VillaView Community Hospital, San Diego, CA.
  • | 2 VillaView Community Hospital, San Diego, CA.
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Guillain-Barré syndrome is an acquired disease of the peripheral nervous system. The etiology appears to be autoimmune in nature. The major clinical features are progressive weakness and loss of reflexes, with respiratory failure being a serious complication. The prognosis for Guillain-Barré syndrome in children is good with proper intensive care and early detection of the disease.