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Accommodation Ideas for Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)

Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. GBS can affect anybody but is rare, affecting only about one person in 100,000. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs, which can later spread to the arms and upper body. These symptoms can increase in intensity until certain muscles cannot be used at all and, when severe, the person is almost totally paralyzed. In these cases the disorder is life threatening and is considered a medical emergency. Most individuals, however, have good recovery from even the most severe cases of GBS, although some continue to have a certain degree of weakness. From: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/gbs/detail_gbs.htm

Accommodation ideas for individuals with GBS:



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