Guillain-Barré syndrome is the most common form of acute dysimmune neuropathy. There is more than one type of GBS. The most common type in Europe and North America is a demyelinating condition called acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP).
In some areas of the world, the most common form of GBS is caused by acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN). Acute motor/sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN) is also reported. A well-documented variant of GBS is the Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS). There are other much rarer variants.
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Whatever the variant is that interests you, we recommend that you begin with our guide on Guillain-Barré syndrome and then read the other guides and information as appropriate.
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