How quickly do sequelae of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) resolve?

Updated: May 04, 2018
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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The speed of recovery varies. Recovery often takes place within a few weeks or months; however, if axonal degeneration has occurred, recovery can be expected to progress slowly over many months, because regeneration may require 6-18 months. Length of hospital stay increases with advancing age, because of disease severity and associated medical complications.


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