Is Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) more common in males or females?

Updated: Apr 21, 2020
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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GBS has a male-to-female ratio of 1.5:1; male preponderance is especially seen in older patients. However, a Swedish epidemiologic study reported that GBS rates decrease during pregnancy and increase in the months immediately following delivery. [75]


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