What is the prevalence of persistent motor sequelae due to Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)?

Updated: May 04, 2018
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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A significant percentage of survivors of GBS have persistent motor sequelae. Estimates indicate that 15-20% of patients have moderate residual deficits from GBS and that 1-10% are left severely disabled. Although the exact prevalence is uncertain, up to 25,000-50,000 persons in the United States may have long-term functional deficits from GBS.


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