What is the Guillain-Barré syndrome that some COVID-19 patients develop?
Team Udayavani, Nov 19, 2020, 2:07 PM IST
Some COVID-19 patients have been found suffering from Guillain-Barré syndrome. In India, such cases have been reported since August.
Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks the nerves. It can cause reflex loss, muscle weakness, numbness or tingling sensation in parts of the body and temporary paralysis.
The paralysis can become permanent if ignored. Most patients completely recover but paralysis in limb can last longer for some people.
According to Indian Express, A multi-doctor study and registry in Mumbai is underway and slated to be finished in three weeks. Led by principle investigator Dr Megha Dhamne, neurologist in Dr LH Hiranandani hospital, Powai, the study is collecting case studies of Covid-19 patients with GBS and mapping their symptoms.
The report further states that several neurologists in Mumbai are part of it. “GBS can leave behind permanent neurological damage. Most will completely recover but some may have paralysis in limb and weakness in body for a longer period,” Agrawal says.
Agrawal adds he has seen the syndrome in not just adults but also children. Most had recovered from Covid-19, gone home and returned weeks later with GBS.
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