Which factors may increase the risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) relapse?

Updated: May 04, 2018
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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There is no convincing evidence that IVIG treatment or plasma exchange has a significant effect on the rate of treatment failure or of acute relapse. [92] The risk of relapse does, however, appear to be higher in patients in whom there has been a later onset of treatment, a more protracted disease course, and more associated medical conditions. Additional plasma exchange or IVIG treatments often result in further improvement. [93]


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